International Trade of Wood Pellets (Brochure)

Research output: NRELBrochure


The production of wood pellets has increased dramatically in recent years due in large part to aggressive emissions policy in the European Union; the main markets that currently supply the European market are North America and Russia. However, current market circumstances and trade dynamics could change depending on the development of emerging markets, foreign exchange rates, and the evolution ofcarbon policies. This fact sheet outlines the existing and potential participants in the wood pellets market, along with historical data on production, trade, and prices.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages6
StatePublished - 2013

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/BR-6A20-56791


  • biomass
  • exports
  • imports
  • prices
  • renewable energy directive
  • wood pellets


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