EU-27 Rapeseed Crop Pegged At 19.7 MMT

The US agricultural attaché estimates the EU-27 rapeseed crop at 19.7 MMT, up 0.5 MMT from his previous estimate, and 18.9 MMT in 2008.

Total domestic use is seen at 21.8 MMT, he says, broadly similar to last season's 21.7 MMT. This should lead to ending stocks of 1.3 MMT, he says.

Rapeseed meal output this season should reach 12.0 MMT (up from 11.6 MMT last year).

Rapeseed oil output is estimated at 8.6 MMT, up from 8.4 MMT a year ago.