美國農業部（USDA）海外農業局全球農業信息網（GAIN）已經發表了關于意大利木屑顆粒市場報告，并指出該國去年消費310萬噸木屑顆粒，國內消費占總消費的96％。意大利的木屑消費量預計到2020年將增加至500萬噸。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.
報告指出，在意大利國內生產只能滿足15%顆粒國內需求。其余85％由進口來滿足。倫巴蒂大區是主要生產基地，占45%的國家供應，緊接著是威尼托（18%），弗留利-威尼斯-朱利亞產區（16%），特倫蒂諾-上阿迪杰大區（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，顆粒主要用于小規模住宅和工業鍋爐供熱。袋裝顆粒幾乎代表所有的消費，由筒倉卡車散裝運送不超過20000噸。此外，大多數袋裝顆粒通過零售商店和化石燃料零售商銷售，僅有6%通過網上購買。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.意大利是一個木屑顆粒凈進口國。主要從奧地利、克羅地亞、德國、斯洛文尼亞、法國、波斯尼亞和黑塞哥維進口木屑顆粒。去年美國銷往意大利顆粒排名第13位，共48322噸，價值958萬美元。加拿大是第8大出口到意大利的國家，共85349噸木屑顆粒，價值1451萬美元。
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.