美国农业部（USDA）海外农业局全球农业信息网（GAIN）已经发表了关于意大利木屑颗粒市场报告，并指出该国去年消费310万吨木屑颗粒，国内消费占总消费的96％。意大利的木屑消费量预计到2020年将增加至500万吨。The USDA Foreign Agricultural Service’s Global Agricultural Information Network has published a report on the Italian wood pellet market, noting the country consumed 3.1 million metric tons of pellets last year, with domestic consumption accounting for 96 percent of total use. Consumption of wood pellets in Italy is expected to increase to 5 million metric tons by 2020.
报告指出，在意大利国内生产只能满足15%颗粒国内需求。其余85％由进口来满足。伦巴蒂大区是主要生产基地，占45%的国家供应，紧接着是威尼托（18%），弗留利-威尼斯-朱利亚产区（16%），特伦蒂诺-上阿迪杰大区（8%）。The report indicates only 15 percent of domestic demand for pellets in Italy is met by domestic production. The remaining 85 percent of demand is met by imports.Lombardia is the main production site, accounting for 45 percent of the national supply, followed by Veneto (18 percent), Friuli Venezia Giulia (16 percent), and Trentino Alto Adige (8 percent).在意大利，颗粒主要用于小规模住宅和工业锅炉供热。袋装颗粒几乎代表所有的消费，由筒仓卡车散装运送不超过20000吨。此外，大多数袋装颗粒通过零售商店和化石燃料零售商销售，仅有6%通过网上购买。In Italy, pellets are primarily used in small-scale residential and industrial boilers for heat production. Bagged pellets represent almost all consumption, with no more than 20,000 metric tons delivered in bulk by silo trucks. In addition, most bagged pellets are sold through retail shops and fossil fuel retailers, with only 6 percent purchased online.意大利是一个木屑颗粒净进口国。主要从奥地利、克罗地亚、德国、斯洛文尼亚、法国、波斯尼亚和黑塞哥维进口木屑颗粒。去年美国销往意大利颗粒排名第13位，共48322吨，价值958万美元。加拿大是第8大出口到意大利的国家，共85349吨木屑颗粒，价值1451万美元。
Italy is a net importer of wood pellets，Austria, Croatia, Germany, Slovenia, France, and Bosnia & Herzegovina are the primary importers of wood pellets to Italy. The U.S. ranked 13th in pellet sales to Italy last year, with 48,322 metric tons at a value of $9.58 million. Canada was the eighth largest exporter to Italy, delivering 85,349 metric tons of wood pellets to the country at a value of $14.51 million.