Rapeseed is still struggling with the tough conditions

The harvest 2019 reached only 1,75 Mill. tons (-0,26 Mill tons vs. 2018), based on stronger decrease of acreage and high pest pressure. This will push the rapeseed imports from EU28 or Ukraine, respectively the import of sunflower oil from Black Sea area. Based on high production risk and problems with pests experts from Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) reduced their acreage estimation for 2020 on just 406.000 hectares (- 23 % vs. 2018).