10 World’s Biggest Rapeseed Producers

10 World’s Biggest Rapeseed Producers

10 World’s Biggest Rapeseed Producers-According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT) in 2022, there are 10 World’s Biggest Rapeseed Producers in 2020. These countries have huge production of Rapeseed in 2020. Functionally, the Rapeseed (Brassica napus subsp. Napus) commonly can be used or processed into animal feed, edible vegetable oils, and biodiesel.

10 World’s Biggest Rapeseed Producers- King of Rapeseed Producers

Based on the biological taxonomy, this crop can be included into order: Brassicales; Family: Brassicaceae; Genus: Brassica; Species: B. napus.  Because it is included in the Brassicaceae family, this crop has a close relationship with Brassica oleracea (wild cabbage), Brassica rapa (Field mustard), Raphanus sativus (Radish), and Armoracia rusticana (horseradish).

10 World’s Biggest Rapeseed Producers- Production Based on Continent

Statistically, based on the continent regions, there are some places as the main cultivation area of Rapeseed. Asia, Europe, Americas still became the main area of rapeseed cultivation. In 2020, the production of Rapeseed from Asia reached 24.6 million tonnes, followed by Europe with 23.7 million tonnes, and Americas with 21.4 million tonnes. Meanwhile, Oceania and Africa became the minor area of rapeseed production, with output of around 2.3 million tonnes and 200 thousand tonnes. 

Based on the country regions, there are 10 World’s Biggest Rapeseed Producers in 2020. These data were obtained from FAO Statistical Corporate Database in 2022. Here is the rank of biggest Rapeseed Producers in 2020.

The Rank of 10 World’s Biggest Rapeseed Producers

Rank CountryProduction of Rapeseed in 2020
(Tonnes)
1Canada19,484,700
2China, mainland14,000,000
3India9,124,000
4Germany3,527,300
5France3,297,120
6Poland2,987,460
7Russian Federation2,572,492
8Ukraine2,557,200
9Australia2,298,529
10United States of America1,576,170
Source : FAOSTAT, 2022


Brief Description of 10 World’s Biggest Rapeseed Producers

1.Canada

Canada became the biggest producer in 2020 and still biggest exporter of Canola. Statistically, the production of Rapeseed from Canada reached 19,484,700 tonnes. Geographically, there are some regions in Canada becoming the main area of Rapeseed/canola. These areas are Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba, and British Columbia. Most of harvested canola in Canada is used to fulfill export demand from other countries.

2.China, mainland         

China is the 2nd biggest producer in 2020. Statistically, the production of Rapeseed from Cina reached 14,000,000 tonnes. Geographically, there are many provinces in China that becomes the main region of Rapeseed cultivation. Henan, Jiangsu, Hunan, Sichuan, Anhui, and Hubei are some of the major areas of Rapeseed cultivation in China. Statistically, these regions contribute nationwide production of Rapeseed by more than 60%.

3.India 

India is the 3rd biggest producer in 2020. Based on the Food and Agriculture Organization Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), the production of Rapeseed from India reached 9,124,000 tonnes.  Geographically, there are many regions of rapeseed cultivation area in India. Statistically, there Rajasthan, Haryana, and Uttar Pradesh are the main region of the cultivation area of rapeseed in India. The three states above contribute more than 60% of nationwide production.

4.Germany        

Germany is the 4th biggest producer in 2020. Based on the Food and Agriculture Organization Statistical Corporate Database (FAOSTAT), the production of Rapeseed from Germany reached 3,527,300 tonnes. Geographically, the main area of Rapeseed/canola cultivation is located in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, Thuringia, Schleswig-Holstein, and Saxony.

5.France            

France is the 5th biggest producer in 2020. Based on the FAO Statistical Corporate Database, the production of Rapeseed from France reached 3,297,120 tonnes. There are some regions of rapeseed cultivation. These region of Rapeseed cultivations includes Centre-Val de Loire, Lie-de-France, Alsace-Champagne-Ardenne-Lorraine, and Bourgogne-Franche-Comte.

6.Poland            

Poland is the 6th biggest producer in 2020. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database, the production of Rapeseed from Poland reached 2,987,460 tonnes. Geographically, there are some regions of Rapeseed cultivation. These main regions of Rapeseed are Opole, Lower Silesia, Greater Poland, and Kujawy-Pomerania.

7.Russian Federation    

Russian Federation 7th biggest producer in 2020. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database, the production of Rapeseed from Russia reached 2,572,492 tonnes. Geographically, there are many regions of Rapeseed in Russia. Siberia, Centra, and Volga are some of the main regions of Rapeseed in Russia

8.Ukraine          

Ukraine is the 8th biggest producer in 2020. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database, the production of Rapeseed from Ukraine reached 2,557,200 tonnes. In this country, there are some main regions of Rapeseed in Ukraine. These main regions spread into Odeska, Vinnytska, Khmelnytska, Ternopilska, Lviska.

9.Australia        

Australia is the 9th biggest producer in 2020. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database, the production of Rapeseed from Australia reached 2,298,529 tonnes. Geographically, there are some regions of rapeseed cultivation in Australia. These areas are New South Wales, Victoria, and Western Australia.

10.United States of America

United States of America 10th biggest producer in 2020. According to FAO Statistical Corporate Database, the production of Rapeseed in United States of America reached 1,576,170 tonnes. Geographically, North Dakota became the main area of Canola cultivation in United States of America (USA). This state contributes more than 70% of nationwide production.

Bibliography of 10 World’s Biggest Rapeseed Producers

FAOSTAT.2022. Production of Rapeseed: top 10 producers 2020. Accessed via https://www.fao.org/faostat/en/#data/QCL/visualize  on  September 8th, 2022.

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