Pellet imports to Benelux nations to double
September 3, 2013, Simcoe, Ont. - FAS The Hague estimates that Benelux wood pellet consumption will more than double from 2012 to 2020 to a volume of 5.7 MMT (US$ 1 billion). For the supply, the Benelux will depend over 95% on imports.
According to a study by Bob Flach
and Mary Ellen Smith
called The Market for Wood Pellets in the Benelux, if trade flows
remain consistent with current patterns, the United States has the potential to supply at least half of this
import demand, leaving a considerable volume up for grabs.
However, wood pellets will need to comply with sustainability requirements.
In 2012, the United States is expected to be the main supplier of wood pellets to the Benelux market
with an export volume of about 1.25 MMT (US$ 225 million).
The entire detailed report is available here.