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German biodiesel exports hit record high

In the first half year of 2018, German biodiesel exports climbed considerably. Demand from the U.S., but also from Sweden and Austria, increased sharply.



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The first half of 2018 saw German exports of biodiesel surge more than 14% to 877,000 tonnes. Just less than 88% of this tonnage was marketed within the European Union countries.

The Netherlands remained the primary recipient country of German biodiesel despite a 10% decline in imports to 288,800 tonnes.

By contrast, Poland's orders for biodiesel of 121,800 tonnes were up around one fourth from the first half year of 2017.

The U.S. recorded the biggest growth in imports, absorbing 54,670 tonnes. In same period in 2017, US imports were extremely low at 67 tonnes.

In same period in 2017, US imports were extremely low at 67 tonnes. According to Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft (mbH), Sweden and Switzerland also imported considerably more German biodiesel than in the reference period.

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