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US Wood Pellet Exports Top 1
Million Metric Tons In August
The U.S. exported 1.01 million metric tons of wood pellets in August, up from both 651,698.8 metric tons in July and 819,986.5 metric tons in August 2022, according to data released by the USDA Foreign Agricultural Service on Oct. 5.
The U.S. exported wood pellets to nearly 20 countries in August. The U.K. was the top destination for U.S. wood pellet exports at 558,943.5 metric tons, followed by Denmark at 157,802.7 metric tons and Japan at 133,415.7 metric tons.
The value of U.S. wood pellet exports reached $183.07 million in August, up from $112.86 million in July and $144.34 million in August of last year.
Total wood pellet exports for the first eight months of 2023 reached 6.24 million metric tons at a value of $1.15 billion, compared to 5.83 million metric tons exported during the same period of 2022 at a value of $1 billion.