According to data released on June 8, 2021 by United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Foreign Agricultural Service, the U.S. exported 635,463.4 metric tons of wood pellets in April. This is down from 667,309 metric tons in March, but up from 595,166.2 metric tons in April 2020. The U.S. exported wood pellets to approximately 16 countries during April. The U.K. was the top destination at 519,144.4 metric tons, followed by the Netherlands at 91,050.3 metric tons and the French West Indies at 21,733.9 metric tons.
The value of U.S. wood pellet exports was at $82.91 million in April, down from $110.44 million in March, but up slightly from $82.55 million in April 2020. Total U.S. wood pellet exports for the first four months of this year reached 2.46 million metric tons at a value of $356.42 million, compared to 2.31 million metric tons at a value of $312.42 million exported during the same period of last year.
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USDA: US wood pellet exports top 635,000 metric tons in April