China’s rapeseed harvest started 5-10 days earlier than last year, which will likely lead to new crop entering the market one week earlier compared to last year, according to China Cereals and Oilseed Information Network. Harvesting has started in major growing areas including Hubei, Hunan, Sichuan, Jiangsu, and Henan…Full-text article: BlackSeaGrain May 2013

Key point

  • In Hubei and Sichuan provinces, rapeseed oil content is estimated at 37-38%

ChinaAg Comment

  • In 2011, China produced 13.4 million MTs of rapeseed, with an average yield of 1.8 MTs per hectare. Rapeseed oil production totaled 4.8 million MTs

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