Oil World: EU rapeseed and sunflower crops to increase

08/5/2013 | Bloomberg Businessweek

Oil World predicts that EU rapeseed and sunflowerseed production will rise thanks to more plantings and improved yields. Rapeseed yields are expected to reach 3.17 metric tons per hectare, up from 3.12 metric tons in 2012, while sunflowerseed yields are predicted to rise from 1.63 tons to 1.88 tons per hectare. Germany is likely to surpass France in rapeseed production with 5.75 million tons, compared with 5 million expected from France.

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