European Union-27 countries palm oil consumption 2000-2018

Palm oil consumption in the countries of the EU-27 amounted to approximately seven million metric tons in 2018. This was an increase of over 5 million tons from the year 2000. However, between 2012 and 2018 consumption essentially stagnated. For comparison, U.S. consumption amounted to 1.4 million metric tons in 2018.

Palm oil use and production

Palm oil finds use as a cooking ingredient as well as being regularly used in processed foods. Indonesia is the biggest producer of palm oil and has a share of over 50 percent of worldwide production volume. Worldwide production of palm oil in 2017/2018 amounted to 70.5 million metric tons.

UK palm oil imports

The UK, on its tenuous path towards Brexit, imported roughly 427 thousand metric tons of palm oil. While the amount of imported oil has been mostly stable, a strong fluctuation of the import value of palm oil could be observed during the last ten years without any discernable major trend.

Palm oil consumption in European Union-27 countries from 2000 to 2018

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Release date

June 2019



Survey time period

2000 to 2018

Supplementary notes

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