In 2015, wood pellet consumption in the EU-28 reached 20,3 million tonnes which represented 6% of the total solid biomass used in Europe. In contrast with other parts of the world where pellet consumption has stagnated or decreased, pellet consumption in the EU-28 has increased. The EU produced 14,1 million tonnes of pellets, covering 70% of its demand. Therefore, the majority of wood pellet demand in the EU-28 is supplied by its own domestic production. The rest of the pellets used by the EU are sourced mainly from North America. Other regions such as Russia and the CIS countries complete the pellet supply to the EU.