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Global Rapeseed Oil Prices Likely to Remain on the Higher Side in the Mid Q4-2023
Global Rapeseed Oil Prices Likely to Remain on the Higher Side in the Mid Q4-2023

Global Rapeseed Oil Prices Likely to Remain on the Higher Side in the Mid Q4-2023

  • 07-Nov-2023 5:12 PM
  • Journalist: Nicholas Seifield

Throughout October, there was a consistent increase in the global prices of Rapeseed Oil. This trend is expected to continue into the upcoming period, including November 2023, causing apprehension among consumers, suppliers, and market traders. This persistent price rise, which has taken many by surprise, is further attributed to a confluence of factors that have disrupted the Rapeseed Oil market.

Across the North American region, one of the primary factors contributing to the rising prices is the unexpected decline in Rapeseed Oil production in various regions of North America, primarily Canada and the United States. Climatic disruption earlier in the same year, such as unseasonal frosts and droughts, significantly impacted its crop yield, reducing the overall availability of rapeseed  Oil across the region. As a result, makers or manufacturers struggle to meet the constant rising offtake for Rapeseed Oil, which in turn continues to drive its prices to remain on the upper side.

Additionally, the rising prices of Rapeseed Oil have had far-reaching consequences across various sectors. Food and beverage businesses, especially those reliant on Rapeseed Oil as a key ingredient, are grappling with higher production costs in other exporting nations. This, in turn, potentially leads to increased prices for consumers. Additionally, the livestock and poultry industries, which heavily rely on rapeseed meal as animal feed, are facing challenges due to the increased costs, potentially impacting the overall cost of meat and dairy products. Further across the APAC regions, primarily in India, owing to its rapeseed production. On the domestic front, the country has witnessed a decline in rapeseed production due to erratic weather patterns earlier in the year. Unseasonal rains and unexpected temperature fluctuations have adversely affected crop yields, reducing the Rapeseed Oil supply.

In response to these consistently escalating prices, governments and various industry stakeholders are exploring various measures to stabilize the market and mitigate consumer impact. Agricultural authorities in affected countries support farmers, offer financial assistance, and promote research and development to enhance crop resilience against adverse weather conditions. Simultaneously, there are discussions about diversifying imports and exploring alternative oil sources to alleviate the pressure on the Rapeseed Oil supply.

As per the ChemAnalyst anticipation, Market experts suggest that while the current situation presents challenges, it is also expected that the prices of Rapeseed Oil might continue to rise in the forthcoming period. By focusing on enhancing crop yields, improving agricultural resilience, and diversifying the sources of edible oils, the overall global market can better prepare itself to face future challenges in the volatile global market.

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