Global Palm Oil Market Report 2021: Market to Reach $57.2 Billion by 2026 - U.S. Market is Estimated at $11.9 Billion, While China is Forecast to Reach $11.7 Billion by 2026


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The global market for Palm Oil estimated at US$42.8 Billion in the year 2020, is projected to reach a revised size of US$57.2 Billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 5% over the analysis period.

Crude Palm Oil, one of the segments analyzed in the report, is projected to grow at a 4.8% CAGR to reach US$34.6 Billion by the end of the analysis period. After a thorough analysis of the business implications of the pandemic and its induced economic crisis, growth in the Palm Kernel Oil segment is readjusted to a revised 5.4% CAGR for the next 7-year period. This segment currently accounts for a 23.9% share of the global Palm Oil market.

The U.S. Market is Estimated at $11.9 Billion, While China is Forecast to Reach $11.7 Billion by 2026

The Palm Oil market in the U.S. is estimated at US$11.9 Billion in the year 2021. The country currently accounts for a 26.98% share in the global market. China, the world second largest economy, is forecast to reach an estimated market size of US$11.7 Billion by the year 2026 trailing a CAGR of 8% through the analysis period.

Among the other noteworthy geographic markets are Japan and Canada, each forecast to grow at 2.8% and 4% respectively over the analysis period. Within Europe, Germany is forecast to grow at approximately 3.6% CAGR while Rest of European market (as defined in the study) will reach US$12.7 Billion by the end of the analysis period.

Future growth in the market will be driven by growing prominence of certified sustainable palm oil (CSPO) against the backdrop of public concerns over environmental, social, and deforestation issues related to palm oil cultivation. Demand for sustainably produced palm oil is also driven by growing focus of developed nations on clean and green fuel and growing application as a feedstock in biofuel production. The biofuel productivity yield of palm oil is the highest among all oilseed crops and is surpassed only by sugarcane in terms of productivity yield.

Other factors driving increasing consumption of palm oil include its attribute of being the cheapest form of vegetable oil; increasing production in Indonesia and Malaysia; growing demand from the food sector for use as margarine, bakery fat, frying fat, and cooking oil; and high yields produced from a hectare of palm oil plantation. Increasing consumer focus on health & wellness along with undesirable effect of partially hydrogenated oils on the cholesterol level is driving food and snack processors to switch towards Trans-fat-free, and GMO-free palm oil.

Palm Kernel Oil Segment to Reach $14 Billion by 2026

Due to high level of saturated fat, palm kernel oil offers superior oxidative stability after frying, making it an attractive option for restaurants. The oil is also gaining attention from commercial food providers as it remains solid at the room temperature that makes it easy to transport and store. Increasing consumer focus on health & wellness along with undesirable effect of partially hydrogenated oils on the cholesterol level is driving food and snack processors to switch towards trans-fat-free, cost-effective options such as palm oil.

Global market for Palm Kernel Oil segment is estimated at US$10.2 Billion in 2020, and is projected to reach US$14 Billion by 2026 reflecting a compounded annual growth rate of 5.4% over the analysis period.

United States constitutes the largest regional market for Palm Kernel Oil segment, accounting for 28.8% of the global sales in 2020. China is poised to register the fastest compounded annual growth rate of 8.9% over the analysis period, to reach US$2.8 Billion by the close of the analysis period.

Key Topics Covered:




  • Chemical Composition & Features
  • Development & Growth
  • A Note on Oil Palm Cultivation
  • Palm Oil: Current Market Scenario and Outlook
  • While Developing Regions Constitute Primary Consumers of Palm Oil, Opportunities Remain Moderate in Developed Regions
  • Global Palm Oil Production and Trade Scenario
  • Asian Producers Dominate the Market
  • Leading Palm Oil Producers Resort to Innovative Strategies to Sustain Competitive Edge

2. FOCUS ON SELECT PLAYERS(Total 88 Featured)

  • Fuji Vegetable Oil Inc.
  • Genting Plantations Berhad
  • Godrej Agrovet Limited
  • Golden Agri-Resources Ltd.
  • PT Smart Tbk
  • Intercontinental Specialty Fats Sdn. Bhd.
  • IOI Group Berhad
  • Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad
  • PT Astra Agro Lestari Tbk
  • PT Darmex Agro
  • PT Dharma Satya Nusantara Tbk
  • PT Indofood Sukses Makmur Tbk
  • P. T. Musim Mas
  • PT PP London Sumatra Indonesia Tbk
  • PT Salim Ivomas Pratama Tbk
  • Nv Siat sa (Belgium)
  • Sime Darby Plantation Sdn Bhd
  • New Britain Palm Oil Ltd.
  • United Palm Oil Industry Public Company Limited
  • United Plantations Berhad
  • Wilmar International Limited


  • Food: Largest Application Segment for Palm Oil
  • Key Applications of Food-Grade Palm Oil
  • Factors Driving Demand for Edible Palm Oil
  • Surging Popularity of Convenience Foods among the Ballooning Global Population
  • Rising Hostility for GMO Based Oils
  • Growing Awareness about Nutritional Benefits of Palm Oil
  • Growing Demand in Industrial Applications Elevates Market Prospects
  • Bio-Diesel: The New Growth Avenue for Palm Oil
  • Growing Prominence of Sustainable Palm Oil to Accelerate Market Demand
  • Leading Producers to Expand Certified Palm Oil Output
  • Leading Sustainable Producers of Palm Oil
  • Leading Palm Oil Traders with Zero Deforestation Commitment: Ranked in order of Number of Zero Deforestation Policies Implemented
  • UNEP Backs RSPO Stand on Conserving Forests
  • Initiatives Supporting the Development of a Sustainable Palm Oil Industry
  • Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)
  • Sustainable Palm Oil Investor Working Group (IWG)
  • Forest Footprint Disclosure Project
  • The Biodiversity and Agricultural Commodities Program (BACP)
  • Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO)
  • High Crop Yield: A Major Factor Promoting Market Expansion
  • Advanced Equipment & Approaches Come to the Fore to Boost Palm Oil Production & Processing
  • Remote Sensing Technologies to Potentially Revolutionize Oil Palm Industry
  • Using Drones for in Oil Palm Farming
  • Electrical Cutters in Place of Bulky Mechanical Equipment
  • Novel DNA-based Method for Early Identification of High Yielding Palm Trees
  • AquaEco-SRORS: An Innovative Filtration System for Raw-Sludge
  • Research Highlights Need for Improving Ergonomics for Palm Harvesters
  • List of Common Ailments Associated with MSDs and Risk Factors in Terms of Tasks and Movements
  • Key Issues & Challenges Confronting the Palm Oil Market
  • Environmental Concerns Remain Major Impediment
  • Various Strategies to Address Environmental Issues
  • Protectionist Methods Adopted by Developed Nations
  • A Note on Unwanted Consequences of Protectionist Policies
  • Palm Oil vs. the Cholesterol Controversy
  • Stiff Competition from Soybean & Other Vegetable Oils
  • Insect Cooking Oil as an Alternative to Palm Oil
  • Scarcity of Cultivable Land: A Major Challenge




  • Natural, GMO-Free & Trans-fat Free Attributes Drive Wider Adoption of Palm Oil in the US
  • Edible Palm Oil to Benefit from Increasing Shift of Soybean Oil to Biodiesel Applications
  • US 2013 Farm Bill: Market Implications


  • Growing Interest in Sustainable Palm Oil Benefits Market Prospects


  • Increasing Demand and Focus on Greener Palm Oil Benefit Consumption in China


  • Sustainability Concerns Drive Demand for Certified Palm Oil
  • EPOA (European-Palm-Oil-Alliance): A Right Step towards Sustainable Palm Oil
  • EU's Palm Oil and Deforestation of the Rain Forests Resolution of 2017
  • EU Resolve Makes Palm Oil Producers Turn to Emerging Markets
  • Imported Deforestation Concerns Reduce Use of Palm Oil in Bio-Diesel


  • Palm Oil Usage in Bio-Energy Generation Sustain Market Growth
  • Impacts of Substituting Palm Oil with Other Plant-based Oils


  • Asia-Pacific: Burgeoning Demand Drive Strong Growth in the World's Largest Market
  • Rising Investments in Palm Oil-based Biodiesel Production Further Accelerates Market Expansion


  • Palm Oil as an Essential Edible Oil Make India a Major Consumer and Largest Importer
  • Efforts to Boost Domestic Production Augurs Well
  • India Holds Immense Potential to Augment Sustainability Efforts in Global Palm Oil Sourcing
  • Competitive Landscape
  • Godrej Agrovet Dominates the Market
  • Key Challenges Faced by Indian Palm Oil Companies


  • Sustained Demand for Palm Oil in Africa
  • Palm Oil in Africa: Historical Perspective


  • Total Companies Profiled: 88

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