Shipments in Q3, 2012 were over 70% higher than the same quarter in 2011, according to the North American Wood Fiber Review,
Pellet exports from the US South have skyrocketed the past two years with a quadrupling to 485,000 tons from the Q3, 2010 to Q3, 2012. Canadian exports have also gone up in the past few years, but at a slower pace.