The European Union is the world leader in biodiesel consumption and canola is a feedstock of choice. Large amounts of Canadian canola oil are now being imported into the EU, helping to fuel a new global industry.

Imports of Canadian canola (2017)

  • Seed: 679 thousand tonnes valued at $369.1 million
  • Oil: 16 thousand tonnes valued at $15 million
  • Total value of exports: $385 million

Market trends

  • Seed and oil exports primarily go to France, Germany, Italy, Belgium and Portugal for use in biodiesel production.
  • Ireland is the largest EU market for canola meal.