Rapeseed supply remains tight

The international market experts from Strategie Grains (France) presented in their early march estimation a total European rapeseed production of 17.85 mill. tons for harvest 2020 (including UK). These figures were based on several factors: a smaller rapeseed acreage with just 5,49 mill. hectares and many problems with rapeseed in the northern countries, where the rapeseed had to struggle with stronger precipitation in autumn and winter. This lead also to the situation, that some fields were flooded like in United Kingdom or Denmark. For the moment they still calculate with an average yield of 3,25 t/ha, which would be higher than last year (2019: 3.1 t/ha).