In Germany, in the past year, Germany exported, but also imported, record high amounts of biodiesel. Whereas Poland was the second most important export destination two years ago, Belgium moved up to that position in 2019.
In the calendar year 2019, German foreign trade in biodiesel, both imports and exports, climbed to a record high. According to information published by the German Federal Statistical Office, exports increased 18 per cent to more than 2 million tonnes. Imports recorded a 16 per cent growth to 1.4 million tonnes.
According to investigations conducted by Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft (mbH), Germany sold around 859,000 tonnes of biodiesel to the Netherlands in 2019. The second largest tonnage, 263,000 tonnes, went to Belgium, which moved up to second place. A year earlier, Belgium had ranked third behind Poland. In other words, the country doubled its demand compared to 2018. From the Benelux countries, the biodiesel is distributed to non-EU countries via the ports. The third largest recipient of German biodiesel was Poland. The country’s demand increased continuously to 250,000 tonnes over the past three years.
Germany’s imports of biodiesel in 2019 amounted to 1.4 million tonnes. The majority of imports, around 1 million tonnes, came via the Netherlands and Belgium. Imports from there rose around 18 per cent year-on-year. However, the biodiesel did not originate only in the Benelux countries, but mostly in non-EU countries. The third largest supplier was Malaysia with 153,000 tonnes. This was up just about 20 per cent from the previous year.
This articles was originally posted at: https://www.biofuelsdigest.com/bdigest/2020/03/15/netherlands-remain-1-buyer-of-german-biodiesel-at-859000-tons/ on