Oil Crops - United Kingdom

  • United Kingdom
  • Gross production value in Oil Crops market is projected to amount to US$5.97bn in 2024. An annual growth rate of 2.93% is expected (CAGR 2024-2028), resulting in gross production value of US$6.70bn in 2028.
  • The import value in Oil Crops market is projected to amount to US$1.6bn in 2024. An annual growth rate of 18.44% is expected (CAGR 2024–2028).
  • The export value in Oil Crops market is projected to amount to US$68.3m in 2024. An annual growth rate of -6.38% is expected (CAGR 2024–2028).

Key regions: Germany, Spain, Italy, Brazil, United States

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Analyst Opinion

Oil crops have been a significant part of the United Kingdom's agricultural industry for many years, and the market for these crops has seen several trends and developments in recent times.

Customer preferences:
Customers in the United Kingdom have shown a growing interest in organic and sustainable products, including oil crops. This trend has been driven by increased awareness of the environmental impact of agriculture and a desire for healthier and more ethical food choices. As a result, there has been a growing demand for organic oil crops that are grown without the use of pesticides and other chemicals.

Trends in the market:
One of the significant trends in the oil crops market in the United Kingdom is the increasing demand for rapeseed oil. Rapeseed oil has become a popular alternative to traditional cooking oils due to its health benefits and versatility. The demand for rapeseed oil has also been driven by the growing trend towards plant-based diets.Another trend in the market is the increasing use of oil crops for biofuels. The United Kingdom has set targets to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions, and the use of biofuels is seen as a way to achieve this goal. As a result, there has been a growing demand for oil crops such as rapeseed and sunflower to be used in the production of biodiesel.

Local special circumstances:
The United Kingdom's oil crops market has been affected by several local special circumstances. One of the significant factors is the country's climate. The United Kingdom has a temperate climate, which is suitable for growing oil crops such as rapeseed and sunflower. However, the weather can be unpredictable, and adverse weather conditions can lead to lower yields and reduced quality.Another local factor that has affected the oil crops market in the United Kingdom is Brexit. The United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union has created uncertainty in the agricultural industry, including the oil crops market. The United Kingdom has been a significant exporter of rapeseed oil to the European Union, and Brexit has created uncertainty around trade agreements and tariffs.

Underlying macroeconomic factors:
The oil crops market in the United Kingdom has been influenced by several underlying macroeconomic factors. One of the significant factors is global demand for oil crops. The United Kingdom is a net importer of oil crops, and global demand has a significant impact on prices and availability.Another macroeconomic factor that has influenced the oil crops market in the United Kingdom is currency fluctuations. The value of the British pound has fluctuated significantly in recent years, which has affected the price of oil crops. A weaker pound makes imports more expensive, which can lead to higher prices for consumers.In conclusion, the oil crops market in the United Kingdom has seen several trends and developments in recent times. The growing demand for organic and sustainable products, the increasing popularity of rapeseed oil, and the use of oil crops for biofuels are all significant trends in the market. Local special circumstances such as the United Kingdom's climate and Brexit have also affected the market, while global demand and currency fluctuations are underlying macroeconomic factors that have influenced prices and availability.


Data coverage:

The data encompasses B2B. Figures are based on the value of gross production in the agriculture market, which values of production are calculated by multiplying gross production by output prices at the farm gate.

Modeling approach:

Market sizes are determined through a bottom-up approach, building on specific predefined factors for each market. As a basis for evaluating markets, we use resources from the Statista platform as well as annual financial reports of the market-leading companies and industry associations, third-party studies and reports, national statistical offices, international institutions, and the experience of our analysts. In addition, we use relevant key market indicators and data from country-specific associations, such as GDP, consumer spending, and consumer price index.


In our forecasts, we apply diverse forecasting techniques. The selection of forecasting techniques is based on the behavior of the relevant market. For example, the S-curve function and exponential trend smoothing are well suited for forecasting agriculture products due to the non-linear growth of this market, especially because of the direct impact of climate change on the market.

Additional notes:

The data is modeled using current exchange rates. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russia-Ukraine war are considered at a country-specific level. The market is updated twice a year.


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