Poland among leading European rapeseed oil producers
Poland has strengthened its position among European rapeseed oil producers, the Polish Association of Oil Producers has reported, adding that in 2019 Polish plants processed 2.96 million tonnes of rapeseed, up from 2.79 million in 2018.
In 2017, companies affiliated with the Polish Association of Oil Producers, established in 2007, processed 2.56 million tonnes of rapeseed or 90 percent of the total national output.
"Poland has strengthened its position among European rapeseed oil producers while the rapeseed oil output in the entire EU went down to 9.14 million tonnes in the 2019/2020 season from 9.85 million tonnes in the 2018/2019 season, according to EC's estimates," the association said.
According to the association, Poland is the only major rapeseed oil European producer which increased its 2019 rapeseed crop with regard to 2018. "Rapeseed production and sales of its products has been slowly growing as an ever stronger sector in Polish agriculture," the association added.