Romania is the top EU rapeseed exporter in 2016/17

2017/18 harvest results, the European Commission upwardly revised EU rape plantings against its preliminary estimates published in the spring. October’s estimate equals 6780 Th ha against 6620 Th ha expected in April 2017 (up 4% from the five-year average). Only the 2010/11 season wimetric tonneessed a larger area (7000 Th ha). Rapeseed purchases by the EU from third countries hit an all-time high of 4.7 MMT in the 2016/17 season. Romania continues building up its presence in rapeseed supplies both within the EU and to external markets. On this way the country relies on further expansion of planted acreage and increasing own production.