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 (2018)

  • Seed: 360 thousand tonnes valued at $187.7 million
  • Total value of exports: $188 million

Market trends

  • Seed and oil exports primarily go to France, Germany, Italy, Belgium and Portugal for use in biodiesel production.