In the 2015/2016 marketing year rapeseed gross production in Russia reached slightly more than 1000 KMT. This result was obtained in conditions of decreasing planted area for the second consecutive season to 1038 thousand ha compared with record 1326 thousand ha in the 2013/2014 marketing year. In addition to acreage reduction, the productivity has also declined to 1.12 MT/ha.
The Black Sea region trend, which manifested itself as reduction of farmers’ interest in rapeseed production in favor of other oil crops, did not pass by Russia.
Some part of cultivated rapeseed is traditionally shipped from Russia to foreign markets. The trend of rapeseed export market reduction has been observed for the third consecutive season. (UkrAgroConsult/Business World Magazine)