European Residential Wood Pellet Trade and Prices Dataset

Fabian Schipfer, Lukas Kranzl, Olle Olsson, Patrick Lamers

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The European market for wood pellets used in small-scale heating systems has been expanding significantly over the past decade. For an analysis of market efficiency in the Journal Energy with the title “The European wood pellets for heating market - price developments, trade and market efficiency“ wood pellet prices have been collected as well as trade flows downloaded for the trade relations between Austria, Germany, Italy and France. Only since January 2012 monthly wood pellet trade data is published by Eurostat. This, now monthly expanding data-set provides new opportunities for analysing the development of this important renewable energy commodity. Furthermore, national wood pellet prices published by national authorities and interest groups are improving in quality in the recent years. The collection and combination of these data-sets are a chance for novel econometric analysis. This paper presents valuable tools and processes to acquire and prepare this data and connects to a data and code repository for downloading the resources described in this and the related Journal Energy publication.

Original languageAmerican English
Article number106254
Number of pages8
JournalData in Brief
StatePublished - 2020

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NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/JA-6A20-78071


  • Price development
  • Residential heating
  • Trade flows
  • Wood pellets


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