According to the German Particle Industry Association, Germany's wood pellet production reached a record 1.18 million tons in the first six months of 2018, an increase of 107,000 tons or 10% compared to 1.07 million tons in the same period in 2017.
According to DEPV, the production of pellets in Germany can be clearly described: 97.9% of the production meets the quality grade of ENplus A1, cork is the main raw material type (96.8%), and sawmill by-product (94.7%) is the preferred source of raw materials.
The German pellet industry continues to focus on the energy transformation of the heating market. Even if the market for heating systems is stagnant, the grain warehouse is constantly ensuring the safety of the supply chain. The raw materials are good and the quality is consistent. DEPV Managing Director Martin Bentele pointed out that we can continue Provide more boiler pellets.
Compared with last year, the export volume is more - 12.8% so far, compared with 9.4% in 2017. The proportion of bagged goods is 21%, which is equivalent to the previous year's level. In the second half of this year, industry associations continue to anticipate Production will continue to be maintained in order to meet the projected annual production of 2.3 million tons of DEPV in February.
The industry is preparing for the heating season and warehouse filling. Bentele commented that private customers should also consider taking advantage of the low price of pellets that are still in the summer.