South Africa: Surging Rapeseed Production

  |   Attaché Report (GAIN)   |   SF2023-0024

Post estimates that South Africa will produce a record rapeseed (locally called canola) crop of 220,000 metric tons in marketing year 2023/24. Rapeseed production in South Africa grew by 7-fold during the past 20 years after it was first introduced in the late 1990s. Constant yield growth from new cultivars combined with firm crush demand because of escalating vegetable oil prices supported the expansion in rapeseed production. As a result, South Africa started exporting rapeseed as local processing capacity is limited. Rapeseed exports should reach record levels in marketing year 2023/24.

Related Reports

Attaché Report (GAIN)

Philippines: Confectionery and Ice Cream Market Brief

Fueled by Filipinos' fondness for food indulgences, rising disposable incomes, and increasing urbanization, the $1.2 billion confectionery and ice cream market is expected to see robust growth of eight percent annually through 2028.
Japan’s Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF) proposed 29 new geographical indications (GI) for UK food products, including lamb, beef, ham, sausage, cheese, seafood, vegetables, and fruit.
Attaché Report (GAIN)

Mexico: Exporter Guide Annual

Mexico was the second largest export market for U.S. agricultural products in 2023, with total U.S. exports valued at $28.6 billion. Mexico’s gross domestic product (GDP) grew by 3.2 percent in 2023, making its economy the 12th largest globally.