Germany’s rapeseed imports rose in 2016/17

In Germany, UFOP reports that according to Germany’s Federal Statistical Office, 2016/17 rapeseed imports increased to a record high of around 5.6 million tons. This translates to an around 1 per cent surge from the previous year to the highest quantity ever. The largest amount came from the EU-28, although its share dropped almost 10 per cent to 77 per cent from the year-earlier period.

France was the main supplier country, accounting for 1.5 million tons, which was, however, down around 17 per cent from 2015/16. Australia took second position. The top third-country supplier provided around 0.97 million tons of rapeseed to Germany. This was a record amount, Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft mbH reported, and an almost 52 per cent increase from the previous marketing year. The amount of third-country rapeseed arriving via the Netherlands also went up just under 7 per cent to 0.72 million tons. However, the biggest growth was recorded for imports from the Ukraine. The country saw a sextupling of rapeseed deliveries to Germany compared to the previous year, to 0.21 million tons. Taking eighth position, the country accounted for around 4 percent of Germany’s total rapeseed imports.

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