With the considered countries, the report covers different regions of the world, driven by different national energy, climate and resource policies and characterized by different levels of export and import orientation.

The global wood pellet market has increased dramatically since 2011, with an average increase rate of 14% per year. New countries have entered the market for both, pellet production (such as those from South-East Europe) and pellet consumption (such as East Asia). Also the global wood pellet trade increased. Intercontinental flows are dominated by the trade relation between the U.S. and the UK, while the non-industrial use is still mainly an intra-European business.

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