Final Updated Market Report

Since in its inception Dr Frank Gunstone presented a detailed market report in Lipid Technology. In preparing his report he had access to information which is unavailable to your current author and consequently statistics published by the US Department of Agriculture form the basis for the updates reported here. Data for the production, exports and utilization of the 9 major oilseeds, vegetable oils, and protein meals both in world wide and selected regions and countries are given as well as prices for these commodities.

Source of Data: USDA/FAS Market Report June 2018

Further data may be found in Lipid Technology, Vols 24 -29, Issues 1-12 (2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 (last year of publication))

 

Table 1. Worldwide Production Of Oilseeds, Vegetable Oils and Protein Meals MMT
 2014/152015/162016/172017/182018/19
Oilseed
Copra 5.42 5.32 5.51 5.73 5.8
Cottonseed 44.4 35.8 39.1 44.7 44.2
Palm Kernel 16.6 16 17.4 18.6 19.2
Peanut 42.1 41.7 44.9 45.6 44.6
Rapeseed 71.3 69.8 71.3 74.3 75.1
Soybean 319.9 313.6 350.8 336.7 355.2
Sunflower 39.2 40.5 48 47.3 49.9
 
TOTAL 538.8 522.7 577 572.7 593.9

Vegetable Oil
Coconut 3.4 3.3 3.4 3.5 3.6
Cottonseed 5.1 4.3 4.4 5.1 5.2
Olive 2.4 3.1 25 3.3 3.2
Palm 61.8 58.9 65.3 69.7 72.6
Palm Kernel 7.3 7 7.6 8.2 8.4
Peanut 5.4 5.5 5.9 6 6.1
Rapeseed 27.5 27.8 28.2 28.8 29.6
Soybean 49.3 51.5 53.8 55.8 58.4
Sunflower 15 15.4 18.2 18.4 19.3
 
TOTAL 177.2 176.8 189.3 198.7 206.3

Protein Meals
Copra 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.9 1.9
Cottonseed 15.5 13.1 13.4 15.5 15.8
Fish 4.7 4.5 4.9 4.6 4.6
Palm Kernel 8.6 8.3 9.9 9.6 9.9
Peanut 6.7 6.7 7.3 7.4 7.5
Rapeseed 39 39.3 39.9 40.6 41.8
Soybean 208.5 215.9 225.9 235.7 246.6
Sunflower 16.6 16.5 19.3 19.7 20.7
 
TOTAL 301 306.1 321.5 335.1 348.7

 

 

Table 2. Average prices of oilseeeds, vegetable oils, and protein meals. (US Dollars/ton)
  2015/16 2016/17 2017/18
Oilseeeds
  US Brazil Arg. Rotter/Hamburg US Brazil Arg. Rotterdam US Brazil Arg. Rotterdam
Soybean 404 442 375 396 347 385 376 404 361 398 388 425
Peanut 513 - - 1475 513 - - 1554 527 - - 1292
Sunflower 486 - - 513 386 - - 408 392 - - 406
Rapeseed - - - 500 - - - 425 - - - 425
Copra - - - 760 - - - 1076 - - - 870

Vegetable Oils
  US Brazil Arg. Rotter/Hamburg US Brazil Arg. Rotterdam US Brazil Arg. Rotterdam
Soybean 889 911 909 1000 718 765 763 848 688 750 755 847
Cotton 1092 - - - 902 - - - 734 - - -
Sunflower 1479 - - 1075 1181 - - 807 1209 - - 790
Peanut 1635 - - 1619 1496 - - 1524 1457 - - 1346
Palm/malay 817 - - - 699 - - - 653 - - -
Canola - - - 1034 - - - 871 - - - 847
Coconut - - - 1142 - - - 1621 - - - 1304
Corn 998 - - - 825 - - - 696 - - -

Protein
  US Brazil Arg. Rotter/Hamburg US Brazil Arg. Rotterdam US Brazil Arg. Rotterdam
Soybean 394 - - - - - - - - - - -
Cotton 298 - - - - - - - - - - -
Sunflower 208 253 Ukr - - 160 178 Ukr - - - 200 178 Ukr - - -
Rapeseed - - - 265 - - - 225 - - - 252

 

 

Table 3 Oilseed Exports and Crushings (mmt) 2014/15-2018/19
  2014/15 2015/16 2016/17 2017 /18 2018/19 May  
Oilseeds
  Exports Crush Exports Crush Exports Crush Exports Crush Exports Crush
Copra 0.1 5.4 0.1 5.3 0.1 5.5 0.1 5.7 0.1 5.8
Cotton 0.7 33.8 0.7 28.4 0.9 29 1 33.6 1 14.3
PalmKern 0 16.5 0 15.9 0.1 17.2 0.1 18.5 0.1 19.1
Peanut 3.3 16.8 3.5 16.9 3.7 18.3 3.7 18.5 3.7 18.8
Rapeseed 15.1 67.4 14.4 67.8 15.8 69 16.7 70.2 34.3 72.2
Soybean 126.7 264.8 132.5 275 147.4 287.3 152.1 299.7 162.4 313.5
Sunflower 1.7 35.6 2 36.6 2.4 43 2.3 43.7 2.7 46
 
Total 147.2 440.3 153.3 446 170.6 469.5 175.9 489.3 187.1 509.6

Major Vegetable Oils Exports and Domestic Consumption  
  Exports Dom Cons Exports Dom Cons Exports Dom Cons Exports DomCons Exports DomCons
Coconut 1.9 3.3 1.6 3.3 1.7 3.3 1.7 3.3 1.7 3.3
Cotton 0.1 5 0.1 4.4 0.1 5 0.1 5 0.1 5.2
Olive 1 2.7 0.9 2.8 0.9 2.9 1 2.9 1 3
Palm 47.4 58.2 43.7 58.9 48.9 61.6 50.2 65.2 51.7 68.7
PalmKern 3.2 7.2 3 6.8 3.1 7.6 3.2 7.6 3.2 7.9
Peanut 0.3 5.4 0.3 5.5 0.3 5.9 0.3 6 0.3 6.1
Rapeseed 4 27 4.2 28.3 4.5 29.1 4.6 29.1 4.7 29.5
Soybean 11.1 47.8 11.8 52.1 11.3 55.4 10.7 55.4 11.2 57.6
Sunflower 7.4 14.1 8.1 15.2 10.4 17.1 9.5 17.1 10.1 17.8
 
Total 76.5 170.8 73.6 177.3 184 191.4 83.7 191.4 84 198.3

Protein Meals
  Exports Dom.Cons Exports Dom.Cons Exports Dom Cons Exports Dom.Cons Exports Dom.Cons
Copra 0.7 1.7 0.6 1.7 0.5 1.8 0.6 1.8 0.6 1.8
Cotton 0.3 15.5 0.3 13.2 0.3 13.3 0.4 15.4 0.4 15.7
PalmKern 6.4 8.9 6.4 8.4 6.7 9.8 7.1 9.9 7.2 10.2
Peanut 0.1 6.7 0.1 6.7 0.2 7.3 0.1 7.3 0.1 7.5
Rapeseed 5.7 38.9 5.7 39.3 6 39.9 6.1 39.9 6.3 41.6
Soybean 64.4 201.6 65.5 213 64.5 222 64.7 222 65.8 243.4
Sunflower 6.2 15.6 6.2 16.2 7.4 19.1 7.4 19.2 20.6 20.6
 
Total 86.2 293.6 86.9 303.1 88.2 318.6 88.6 332.9 90.4 345.5