German biodiesel exports drop by 25%: Report

In Germany, UFOP reports that German biodiesel exports in the first 11 months of 2015 were down almost one fourth from same period in 2014. This is shown by German Federal Statistical Office foreign trade figures. A respectable 90 per cent of exports went to EU member states.

According to Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft mbH (AMI), the sharp drop in biodiesel exports was first and foremost based on a massive decline in deliveries to the Netherlands, France and Poland. Demand from the Netherlands alone was down around 42 per cent on the same period the previous year. Orders from Poland plummeted by 38 per cent. Exports to France slumped by 26 per cent, allowing the country to barely maintain its second position. Austria took third place, as exports to there rose by just under one fifth. By contrast, the volume of exports to the Czech Republic and Sweden went up significantly from the same period the previous year. German biodiesel exports to the Czech Republic were the highest ever, rising almost 80 per cent to a total of 111,000 tonnes.

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