USDA: US exports 450,000 tons of wood pellets in July

By Erin Voegele | September 05, 2019

The U.S. exported 451,299.1 tons of wood pellets in July, according to data published by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on Sept. 4. Exports were down when compared to the 694,515.3 tons exported in June and the 476,634.8 tons exported in July 2018.

The U.S. exported wood pellets to approximately 18 countries in July. The U.K. was the top destination with 421,599.4 tons, followed by the French West Indies with 21,814.4 tons, Canada with 3,692.9 tons, Italy with 1,641.5 tons, and the Netherlands with 1,628.2 tons.

The value of wood pellet exports reached $58.54 million in July, down from $88.139 million in June and $66.03 million in July 2018.

For the first seven months of the year the U.S. exported 3.62 million tons of wood pellets at a value of $496.04 million, compared to 3.17 million tons at a value of $432.56 million for the same period of 2018.  

Additional data is available on the USDA FAS website