According to data released on August 5, 2021 by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service (FAS), the United States exported 603,752.2 metric tons of wood pellets in June — up from 513,608 metric tons in May but down from 684,030.2 metric tons in June 2020. The U.S. exported wood pellets to approximately 16 countries in June. The U.K. was the top destination at 420,412.6 metric tons, followed by the Netherlands at 108,717.3 metric tons and Belgium-Luxembourg at 49,122.3 metric tons.
The value of U.S. wood pellet exports was at $82.96 million in June, up from $75.46 million in May but down from $94.53 million in June 2020. In the first half of 2021, total wood pellet exports reached 3.58 million metric tons at a value of $514.83 million, compared to 3.57 million metric tons at a value of $483.57 million exported during the same period of 2020.
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USDA: US wood pellet exports at 603,752 metric tons in June