EU-27 Rapeseed Crush Up 14 Percent

According to Oil World, the total oilseed crush in the EU-27 reached 19.8mmt in the first six months of marketing year 2008/09 (July/June), 5% above the 18.9mmt crushed in the same period of the previous MY.

Significant increases came in the rapeseed crush, which was 10.4mmt, 14 percent higher than the 9.1mmt crushed at the same time last season. The sunseed crush was also up sharply, by 17% to 2.7mmt from 2.3mmt previously.

The soybean crush was 6.8mmt, down 9% from the 7.5mmt crushed a year ago.