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EU soyabean area at 10-year high

EU soyabean area at 10-year high

The EU’s soyabean area has tripled over the past 10 years to reach almost 1M ha this year, according to information published by the European Commission. EU soyabean area at 10-year high. Estimates for the EU’s 2019 soyabean planted area were 991,730ha, compared with 955,290ha in 2018, a rise of 4%. “By far the most soyabeans are grown in Italy,” Germany’s Union for the Promotion of Oil and Protein Plants (UFOP) said in a press release on 16 July. “The country accounts for just less than a third of the total EU soya area. The second largest soyabean producer is Romania, with 173,000ha dedicated to cultivation. Germany has recorded a 25% increase in area [in 2019] from the previous year to 30,000ha. This compares to a soyabean area of 12,000ha in 2015.”

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