The new expanding markets for pellet producers in Western Canada have instead been Japan and South Korea.

Total shipments of wood pellets from North America to Europe stabilized in 2014 after almost four years of continuous increases.

During the first two quarters of 2014, exportation from Canada and the US were just over 1.3 million tons in each of the two quarters.
This was down from the all-time-high of almost 1.4 million tons in the Q4, 2013.