Tag: rapeseed

2018 EU rapeseed area increased from previous year

2018 EU rapeseed area increased from previous year

April 15, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that in the EU-28, an estimated area of 6.8 million hectares is planted with winter rapeseed for the 2018 harvest. This translates to a more than 80,000 ha rise from 2017. The development of rapeseed area is very different in the different EU member states. According to Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft (mbH), German […]

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German rapeseed oil price falls to lowest in 3.5 years

German rapeseed oil price falls to lowest in 3.5 years

April 7, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that rapeseed oil prices fell to a multi-year low and weakened considerably, while soybean oil also came down sharply. The reduction of tariff rates on palm oil from Indonesia pushed through at the WTO and the lowered tariff rates on biodiesel from Argentina, which have been applied since September, increasingly weighed […]

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German rapeseed oil exports on the decline

German rapeseed oil exports on the decline

March 23, 2018 |

In Germany, German exports of rapeseed oil in the first half year 2017/18 fell short of the previous year’s level, according to UFOP. Both EU member states and third countries purchased considerably less rapeseed oil than a year earlier. According to information published by the German Federal Statistical Office, German exports of rapeseed oil declined […]

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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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China’s rapeseed consumption on a sharp increase

China’s rapeseed consumption on a sharp increase

February 17, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that world rapeseed stocks are likely to dwindle more strongly than previously expected in the 2017/18 marketing year, yet China’s figures have been unexpectedly adjusted. In its February forecast of the global rapeseed market, the USDA left figures for most market parameters unchanged. Global rapeseed production was seen at just less […]

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N2O emission too high in rapeseed cultivation

N2O emission too high in rapeseed cultivation

February 3, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that greenhouse gas emissions in rapeseed cultivation need to be assessed realistically for optimal mitigation and that global default values overestimate nitrous oxide emissions. A network of eight partners investigated GHG emissions from the cultivation of rapeseed and found that the nitrous oxide emission factor for GHG accounting in rapeseed is […]

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Rapeseed supply shortfall in EU

Rapeseed supply shortfall in EU

January 14, 2018 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the supply situation in the EU 28 rapeseed market continues to be tight in 2017/18. However, with production growing more strongly than consumption, imports are expected to decline. Stocks are set to remain stable. The EU Commission anticipates a year-on-year rise in rapeseed harvest of around 1.7 million tonnes to […]

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Rapeseed supplies predicted to shrink

Rapeseed supplies predicted to shrink

December 1, 2017 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that world rapeseed stocks are likely to dwindle further in the 2017/18 marketing year, falling to the lowest level in five years. The reason is that more rapeseed is being consumed than produced. In its latest estimate of the global rapeseed market published in November, the USDA revised the figures for […]

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Ex-farm rapeseed prices declined from previous year

Ex-farm rapeseed prices declined from previous year

November 3, 2017 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that the volatility of German ex-farm prices of rapeseed was very low over the first four months of the 2017/18 marketing year. Wheras July and August producer prices clearly exceeded the previous year’s level, asking prices remained virtually unchanged in the weeks that followed. The difference from the previous year ranged […]

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Biodiesel wholesale prices increase yet remain one of lowest cost options

Biodiesel wholesale prices increase yet remain one of lowest cost options

October 14, 2017 |

In Germany, UFOP reports that wholesale prices for agricultural diesel and biodiesel have risen significantly since August. By contrast, rapeseed oil has been on a weaker trend. Agricultural diesel continued to be the lowest-priced option despite the price rise. Since the beginning of the year, wholesale prices for agricultural diesel, biodiesel and rapeseed oil have […]

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