US Wood Pellet Exports Top 926,024 Metric Tons In May

By Erin Voegele
Biomass Magazine
July 8, 2024
Category: Finance & Economics
Region: United States

The U.S. exported 926,024.1 metric tons of wood pellets in May, up from 819,341.5 metric tons exported the previous month and 820,057.5 metric tons exported in May 2023, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on July 3. The U.S. exported wood pellets to more than a dozen countries in May. The U.K. was the top destination for U.S. wood pellet exports at 654,234.4 metric tons, followed by Japan at 154,311.4 metric tons and the Netherlands at 91,973.5 metric tons. The value of U.S. wood pellet exports reached $167.35 million in May, up from $157.26 million in April and $153.12 million in May of last year. Total U.S. wood pellet exports for the first five months of 2024 reached 4.12 million metric tons at a value of $774.64 million, compared to 3.75 million metric tons exported during the same period of 2023 at a value of $690.01 million.

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