Small changes for oilseed rape
Oilseed rape accounts for 4% total crop production.
The area of oilseeds grown decreased 3 per cent in 2020. Despite a small increase in yield of 1 per cent compared to last year, this led to a 2 per cent decrease in production.
Oilseed rape estimates are not as reliable as those of other crops due to the small amount grown in comparison to other crops.
Oilseed rape is not a cereal. It is part of the cabbage family. Because it is grown and harvested in a similar way to other cereals it is included in our harvest estimates.
Almost all of oilseed rape is the winter variety and it is mainly used for biofuels.