Which Country Consumes the Most Rapeseed Oil in the World?

Vegetable And Animal Oils And Fats February 09, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

Global rapeseed oil consumption amounted to 26,296 thousand tonnes in 2015, moving up by +1.9% against the previous year level. Overall, the global rapeseed oil consumption indicated a pronounced growth from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total consumption volume increased at an average annual rate of +4.8%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2009, when the output figure increased by +10% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global rapeseed oil consumption reached its maximum volume in 2015, and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Top Rapeseed Oil Consuming Countries in the World

1. China (6668K Tonnes)

2. Germany (3058K Tonnes)

3. India (2769K Tonnes)

4. France (1725K Tonnes)

5. USA (1503K Tonnes)

Global Rapeseed Oil Consumption

With nearly 6,668 thousand tonnes, China became the world’s leading rapeseed oil consuming country, accounting for 25% of global consumption. The other major consumers were Germany (3,058 thousand tonnes) and India (2,769 thousand tonnes), with a share of 11% and 10%, respectively. Moreover, rapeseed oil consumption in China surpassed the figures recorded by Germany twofold. They were followed by France with a 6% of global consumption share and the United States with a 6% share.

From 2007 to 2015, an average annual growth rate of rapeseed oil consumption in China stood at +4.7%. The remaining consuming countries recorded the following average annual growth rates: Germany (-0.7% per year) and India (+2.3% per year).

The highest levels of rapeseed oil per capita consumption was registered in Germany (37.89 kg/year), followed by France (26.79 kg/year), China (4.74 kg/year), the United States (4.67 kg/year) and India (2.11 kg/year), while the average per capita consumption of rapeseed oil was estimated at 4.14 kg/year in 2015.

In the United States, per capita rapeseed oil consumption has grown noticably (+14.0% per year) in recent years. In 2015, the United States per capita consumption reached 37.89 kg/year as compared with 1.64 kg/year in 2007.

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Source: World: Rapeseed Oil - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025