German Oil Mills Sell Over Half a Million Tonnes of Rapeseed Oil
German Oil Mills Sell Over Half a Million Tonnes of Rapeseed Oil

German Oil Mills Sell Over Half a Million Tonnes of Rapeseed Oil

  • 05-Jul-2023 3:05 PM
  • Journalist: Motoki Sasaki

Germany: German oil mills have reportedly sold approximately 583,800 tonnes of Rapeseed oil to the retail and commercial sectors from July 2022 to April 2023, freshly published statistics from the Federal Office for Agriculture and Food (BLE) in Germany reveal that. These sales figures reflect a decrease compared to the same period in the previous year.

This situation has raised concerns in the industry, as crushers are reportedly selling out of oil but struggling to obtain the necessary tonnes for grinding. The imbalance in supply and demand has created a tightness in the Rapeseed market, which has resulted in a critical situation for German oil mills.

Norwegian authorities have recently approved the use of genetically modified Rapeseed oil in fish feed, which may also have an impact on the Rapeseed market. This decision follows similar approvals in other countries and could increase demand for Rapeseed oil, potentially leading to higher prices.

According to industry experts, the tightening in the Rapeseed market can be attributed to several factors, including droughts and extreme weather conditions that have affected crops and reduced yields. Additionally, the Rapeseed market is also grappling with rising demand for biofuels, which require Rapeseed oil as a primary feedstock.

This tightness in the Rapeseed market has left many German oil mills struggling to meet their production targets, leading to a sharp increase in prices. German crushers are now paying a premium for the limited availability of Rapeseed oil, with some reportedly importing oil from other countries to bridge the gap between supply and demand.

This situation has also created opportunities for Rapeseed growers to sell their products at higher rates. Meanwhile, traders are closely monitoring the market dynamics to capitalize on the price differentials between the domestic and international markets.

In addition, the current supply-demand scenario of the Rapeseed market is expected to impact the prices of other vegetable oils, such as soybean and palm oil. As German oil mills struggle to source Rapeseed oil, they may increase their demand for alternative vegetable oils, leading to higher prices for these products.

In conclusion, the tightness in the Rapeseed market has created a challenging situation for German oil mills, crushers, and growers. While steps are being taken to address the issue, it remains to be seen how the market dynamics will evolve in the coming months. Traders and stakeholders will need to keep a close eye on the situation and adapt their strategies accordingly to navigate the current market conditions.

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