2018-09-18 | Pressemeldung | Deutschland | Rohstoffe

Further increase in German rapeseed imports in 2017/18

According to information published by the German Federal Statistical Office, Germany saw another rise in rapeseed imports in the 2017/18 marketing year. Imports hit a record high at just under 6 million tonnes. This translates to an almost 6 per cent surge from the previous year to the highest quantity ever. The largest amount came from the EU-28, although its share dropped around 2 per cent from the year-earlier period, to 75 per cent.

The Union zur Förderung von Oel- und Proteinpflanzen (UFOP) has underlined the importance of rapeseed processing in Germany. The country processes approximately 10 million tonnes of rapeseed. The driving force behind the development of the oilseed sector, which plays an important role in German agriculture, was, not least, sales of rapeseed oil for biodiesel production.

Source: UFOP Chart of the Week