Record rapeseed acreage planted in Uruguay, while boosting beekeeping

According to Uruguayan newspaper “The Observer” reported on December 16, the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries statistics, this year’s rapeseed planting area of more than 267,000 hectares, plus wheat and barley, including the winter crop planting area of more than 750,000 hectares, a historical record. The beekeeping industry is satisfied with this, and the large area and long flowering period of rapeseed planting in winter in the Ugandan country is conducive to providing raw materials for bees, and the hives are developing earlier, with early honey harvested in October already exported.

U.S. 80% of honey production relies on rapeseed, sunflower and other crops grown. 90% of honey is exported, about 10,000 tons in 2022, with the U.S. being the top export market, accounting for about 70%, followed by Spain and Germany. Production is about 23 kg per box and the average export price is about US$3,600 per ton. Honey producers make profits ranging from $1 to $2.60 per kilogram. However, imports from the United States and Europe are currently stagnant and exporters are concerned about falling prices.

Source: Economic and Commercial Section of the Embassy in the Eastern Republic of Uruguay

Post time: Jan-05-2023