Sample Organic Oilseed Market Analysis


Within the organic oilseed supply chain, oilseeds and oils present a challenge and opportunity for those seeking to grow sales of organic food products, reduce waste, and increase efficiencies. This study was undertaken to better understand and bring transparency to these markets, specifically, the organic soybean, rapeseed, and sunflower oil and oilseeds markets. For the purposes of this study, Mercaris has focused on certified organic soybean, rapeseed, and sunflower oils, with conventional (i.e., non-organic and genetically modified organism [GMO]) oil markets providing a basis for comparison or context.

Key Analysis Areas

Notional Market Value of Oils

  • Organic Soybean Market
  • Organic Rapeseed/Canola Market
  • Organic Sunflower Market

Oilseed/Oil Supply Analysis

  • Area, Yield and Production
  • Import Analysis

Oilseed/Oil Demand Analysis

  • End-Use Demand Analysis
  • Supply Chain Challenges and Bottlenecks

Market Competition

  • Barriers to Entry

Refining and Crush Facilities

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Organic soybean refining and crush facilities are heavy concentrated in the midwestern states where the greatest number of organic soybean farms are present.

Country of Origin Share Import Data

CPGs and manufacturers who incorporate certified organic oils into product ingredients are largely dependent upon imported organic rapeseed and sunflower oils from (among others):

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