Tag: oilseed

EU oilseed crop smaller yet again

EU oilseed crop smaller yet again

August 3, 2019 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that for the second time in two years, the EU oilseed crop is set to be smaller than the previous year and that weather conditions have led to a reduced 2019 EU rapeseed harvest, bringing production down to a 13-year low. The EU Commission estimates 2019 output at 31.7 million tonnes. […]

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EU oilseed area in slight decline

EU oilseed area in slight decline

March 31, 2019 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that in the EU-28, fewer oilseeds are grown for the 2019 harvest than were planted for the previous year’s harvest. The EU Commission forecasts a total hectarage of 11.5 million for the 2019 harvest. According to the current estimate, this is down 6 per cent from the previous year and the […]

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Argentina and the EU settle dispute over biodiesel imports

Argentina and the EU settle dispute over biodiesel imports

February 10, 2019 |

In Germany, according to the Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Crops, European oilseed producers are the losers due to the decision of the representatives of the EU Member States in the Trade Defence Instruments Committee (TDI) of 30th January 2019. The association criticizes the Committee’s approval of the Argentine Government’s proposal for […]

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EU oilseed crop likely to come in below expectations

EU oilseed crop likely to come in below expectations

August 5, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that according to the EU Commission’s preliminary estimates, the 2018/19 oilseed output in the EU-28 could fall short of last year’s level. The main factor is declines in rapeseed yield. In its latest monthly report, the EU Commission has projected the 2018 EU-28 oilseed harvest at 33.1 million tonnes. Consequently, production […]

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Oilseed forecasts for 2018/2019 could top last year’s production

Oilseed forecasts for 2018/2019 could top last year’s production

March 11, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that according to the EU Commission’s first forecasts, the 2018/19 oilseed output in the EU-28 could top last year’s production. The rapeseed crop in particular is estimated higher. In its latest monthly report, the EU Commission pegged the 2018 EU-28 oilseed harvest at 35.5 million tonnes. Consequently, production of rapeseed, sunflower […]

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Vegetable oil prices decline to 5-month low

Vegetable oil prices decline to 5-month low

January 21, 2018 |

In Italy, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations reports that the vegetable oil price index fell to a five-month low in December 2017. FAO’s price indices for oilseeds and vegetable oils fell by, respectively, 2.2 and 9.6 points (or 1.5 and 5.6 percent), whereas the oilmeal index rebounded by 7.0 points (or […]

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German oilseed producers say global oversupplies leave plenty for 7% in EU

German oilseed producers say global oversupplies leave plenty for 7% in EU

July 12, 2017 |

In Germany, despite the raw material demand for the production of biofuels, the global raw material supply situation to the international markets is characterized by a structural oversupply. This was the conclusion of the “Supply report 2016/2017” published by the Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen: […]

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French oilseed and pulse association worried it’s losing policy ground on biofuels

French oilseed and pulse association worried it’s losing policy ground on biofuels

October 22, 2015 |

In France, the national federation of oilseeds and pulses is concerned the policy switch to boost mandatory biodiesel blending to 7.7% in 2016 is at risk of being postponed. It is also concerned about future competition from the Total oil refinery in La Mede that will be converted into a biodiesel production facility that will […]

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Oilseed meal prices converge, says Germany’s UFOP

Oilseed meal prices converge, says Germany’s UFOP

May 23, 2015 |

In Germany, UFOP, the Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen, said that oilseed meal prices have converged as price trends in oilseed meals are mixed. Whereas prices of soybean meals have been fairly weak, rapeseed meal recently overshot the EUR 250 per tonne mark, a 2015 high. “Interest in rapeseed meal recently picked up surprisingly […]

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USDA to reinstate monthly grain and oilseed reports

USDA to reinstate monthly grain and oilseed reports

October 1, 2014 |

In Washington, the USDA will begin publishing its grain and oilseed reports again next year after having stopped in 2011. Data will include information on dry and wet alcohol milling as well as oilseed crushing. Key will be the resumption of the soybean crush reports for the biodiesel industry. The USDA will begin reaching out […]

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