Other oilseeds

The camellia production plan in southern provinces continues to move forward. In December 2014, China's State Council published a Notice the Development of Woody Oilseed Plants. The Notice aims to boost oil from woody plants to 1.5 million tons by 2020 from the estimated 450,000 tons in 2013. The Notice plans to develop woody oilseed plants in 800 counties and increase planted area to 13.3MHa from the current 8 MHa. Woody oilseed plants include camellia, walnut, and oil peony. Grown mainly on hilly lands in southern provinces of Hunan, Jiangxi and Guangxi, these woody plants pose no competition for arable land.

Other developments include reports from the CNGOIC that in 2012 a Chinese company began investing in palm oil planting in Indonesia (about 130,000 Ha) expected to reach a production capacity of 1 million tons by 2016. However, this is not expected to have a significant market impact.

PSD Table

Country

China, Peoples Republic of

Commodity

Oilseed, Sunflowerseed (1000 tons; 1000 Ha)

2013/14

2014/15

2015/16

USDA Official

Post Estimate New

USDA Official

Post Estimate New

USDA Official

Post Estimate New

Market Year Begin

10/2013

10/2014

10/2015

Area Planted

965

923

975

920

0

920

Area Harvested

965

923

975

920

0

920

Beginning Stocks

156

156

99

99

0

80

Production

2,450

2,423

2,500

2,350

0

2,400

MY Imports

61

61

5

50

0

50

MY Imp. from U.S.

0

2

0

0

0

0

MY Imp. from EU

0

0

0

0

0

0

Total Supply

2,667

2,640

2,604

2,499

0

2,530

MY Exports

173

173

230

190

0

160

MY Exp. to EU

20

20

20

20

0

18

Crush

1,370

1,343

1,280

1,229

0

1,280

Food Use Dom. Cons.

900

900

875

900

0

900

Feed Waste Dom. Cons.

125

125

120

100

0

110

Total Dom. Cons.

2,395

2,368

2,275

2,229

0

2,290

Ending Stocks

99

99

99

80

0

80

Total Distribution

2,667

2,640

2,604

2,499

0

2,530

CY Imports

5

62

5

50

0

50

CY Imp. from U.S.

5

1

5

1

0

1

CY Exports

200

176

200

190

0

160

CY Exp. to U.S.

3

3

3

0

0

0