Mon Feb 25, 2013 12:46 PM CST

WINNIPEG (Dow Jones) -- Export demand for western Canadian flax is expected to see an increase in the 2012/13 (Aug/Jul) crop year, Jonathon Driedger, senior market analyst with FarmLink Marketing Solutions, said in a presentation at the annual Wild Oats Grain World Conference in Winnipeg Monday.

Driedger expects exports of western Canadian flax to increase to 436,000 metric tons in 2012/13, from 391,000 in 2011/12.

The increase is linked to growing demand for the oilseed in China, and a jump in buying interest from Europe due to production problems in the former Soviet Union.

"In December 2012, we saw more ...

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