In Europe, in 2019, there were already more than 1,6 million biomass boilers for domestic use with power less than 50kW, and annual sales of some 153.000 units. The number of biomass boilers operating in the EU28 is 1,4 million and annual sales of 132.000 units. By country, the market is led by Germany with more than 287.000 operating biomass boilers, followed by Italy, Bulgaria and Austria with more than 140.000 operating biomass boilers each. Sales were led in 2019 by Germany, Bulgaria, France and Italy, over 15.000 units. Spain had 20.600 pellet boilers for domestic use installed in 2019, the year in which 2.500 units were sold.
Respecto a the installation of pellet stoves, the latest statistical data available indicates that in 2019 there were 6,2 million stoves operating throughout Europe with annual sales of over 687.000 units. In the EU28 there are 5,6 million stoves operating with sales that exceeded 621.000 units. The positive evolution of sales in the Mediterranean countries stands out: Italy has just over 2 million stoves in operation and leads the sales ranking with 170.000 units; followed by France, which at the end of 2019 had more than 1 million pellet stoves operating, with sales exceeding 157.000 stoves per year; Spain had 2019 operational pellet stoves in 320.000, and 55.143 units were sold that year, one for every 851 Spaniards.