The Global Palm Oil Market size was valued at USD 71.23 Billion in 2023 and is expected to reach USD 103.6 Billion by 2032, at a CAGR of 4.25% during the forecast period 2023 – 2032.

Palm Oil Market – Overview

Palm oil is a versatile vegetable oil derived from the fruit of oil palm trees, primarily cultivated in tropical regions. It serves as a key ingredient in various industries due to its stability, texture, and flavor profile.

Palm oil has applications in food processing, cosmetics, biofuels, and pharmaceuticals, offering moisturizing properties and diverse functionalities.

Consumer preference for sustainable palm oil products drives market growth. Initiatives like RSPO promote sustainable production. For instance, Indonesia’s palm oil output rose by 2.1% to 49.4 million tonnes in 2022.

Companies like Unilever and Nestlé commit to sustainable sourcing, boosting demand for certified palm oil. The surge in plant-based food consumption globally drives market growth. Regulatory measures like the EU Deforestation Regulation and sustainability standards shape market trends, favoring sustainable palm oil sourcing.

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) and the Thailand Environment Institute (TEI) unveiled the Thailand Sustainable Palm Oil Alliance (TSPOA) to foster collaboration and promote sustainable practices in Thailand’s palm oil industry.

Advanced agricultural practices and digital solutions enhance palm oil production efficiency and sustainability, fostering market growth. Palm oil’s increasing use in biofuel production, driven by renewable energy targets, stimulates market growth.

KTC Edibles Ltd introduces Planet Palm, a new lineup of RSPO-certified sustainable palm oil products tailored for UK bakery and food manufacturers, emphasizing traceability and sustainability.

Palm oil’s high saturated fat content raises health concerns, impacting consumer acceptance and product formulation. Palm oil production leads to deforestation, habitat loss, and biodiversity depletion, triggering environmental controversies and regulatory measures.

Palm oil prices fluctuate due to global market trends, weather conditions, and geopolitical factors, posing challenges for producers and buyers. Meeting sustainability standards like RSPO certification incurs significant costs for producers, affecting profitability and market access.

Land conflicts and labor rights violations in palm oil-producing regions hinder sustainable production and market growth.

Government initiatives promote palm oil production and sustainability, creating growth opportunities in emerging markets like India and Thailand. Growing demand for palm oil in cosmetics and personal care products drives market growth, particularly with consumer preference for sustainable ingredients.

Investments in R&D foster innovation in palm oil production, enhancing sustainability and product diversification. Growth in new export markets and collaborations with international organizations bolster palm oil exports and market revenues.

Increasing consumer demand for sustainable products incentivizes companies to adopt ethical sourcing practices, driving market growth.

Crude Palm Oil (CPO) dominates the palm oil market, driven by its versatile applications in food, cosmetics, and biofuels. As demand for sustainable oils rises, CPO’s dominance is expected to persist, notably in cooking oil, margarine, and processed foods.

Palm oil-based biodiesel demand is increasing, fueled by renewable energy initiatives. The food industry leads to palm oil consumption, followed by cosmetics, benefiting from its moisturizing properties.

Growing awareness of sustainability drives industry dynamics. Palm oil’s diverse applications and evolving consumer trends shape segment growth and market dominance.

Asia Pacific, particularly Indonesia and Malaysia, lead in palm oil production and exports, supported by favorable climatic conditions and extensive plantation areas. Malaysian tech firm DiBiz launches the Trustparent Marketplace, an online platform for sustainable palm oil trade, aiming to boost sales of environmentally compliant products and foster traceability in the supply chain.

Africa and Latin America show potential for market growth, driven by rising demand and government support for palm oil production. Europe and North America exhibit stringent regulations and consumer preferences for sustainable palm oil, shaping market dynamics and driving demand for certified products.

Initiatives like the Thailand Sustainable Palm Oil Alliance and collaborations between companies and organizations signal a collective effort toward sustainability and market growth.

Report Scope

Feature of the Report Details
Market Size in 2023 USD 71.23 Billion
Projected Market Size in 2032 USD 103.6 Billion
Market Size in 2022 USD 68.33 Billion
CAGR Growth Rate 4.25% CAGR
Base Year 2023
Forecast Period 2024-2033
Key Segment By Nature, Product Type, End User and Region
Report Coverage Revenue Estimation and Forecast, Company Profile, Competitive Landscape, Growth Factors and Recent Trends
Regional Scope North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and South & Central America
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Custom Market Insights has comprehensively analyzed Palm Oil market. The driving forces, restraints, challenges, opportunities, and key trends have been explained in depth to depict the in-depth scenario of the market. Segment wise market size and market share during the forecast period are duly addressed to portray the probable picture of this Palm Oil industry.

The competitive landscape includes key innovators, after market service providers, market giants as well as niche players are studied and analyzed extensively concerning their strengths, weaknesses as well as value addition prospects. In addition, this report covers key players profiling, market shares, mergers and acquisitions, consequent market fragmentation, new trends and dynamics in partnerships.

Global Palm Oil Market 2023–2032 (By Billion)

List of the prominent players in the Palm Oil Market:

  • Agropalma Group
  • Alami Group
  • Archer Daniels Midland
  • Asian Agri
  • Astra Agro Lestari
  • Boustead Holdings Berhad
  • Bunge Loders Croklaan
  • Carotino Group
  • Dekel Oil
  • First Resources Limited
  • Genting Plantations Berhad
  • Golden Agri Resources Ltd
  • Hap Seng Plantations Holdings
  • Hershey Company
  • IJM Corporation Berhad
  • IOI Corporation Berhad
  • Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad
  • Kulim Berhad
  • Musim Mas Group
  • Nestlé
  • New Britain Palm Oil Limited
  • Olam Group
  • PT Sampoerna Agro Tbk
  • Bakrie Sumatera Plantations tbk
  • Siat Group of Companies
  • Sime Darby Plantation Berhad
  • Sinar Mas Group
  • Sipef Group
  • Univanich Palm Oil Public Company Ltd.
  • Wilmar International Ltd.
  • Others

The Palm Oil Market is segmented as follows:

By Nature

  • Organic
  • Conventional

By Product Type

  • CPO
  • RBD Palm Oil
  • Palm Kernel Oil
  • Fractionated Palm Oil
  • Edible Oil
  • Bio-Diesel
  • Lubricants
  • Cosmetics
  • Others

By End User

  • Food & Beverages
  • Personal Care & Cosmetics
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Biofuel & Energy
  • Others End Users

Regional Coverage:

North America

  • U.S.
  • Canada
  • Mexico
  • Rest of North America


  • Germany
  • France
  • U.K.
  • Russia
  • Italy
  • Spain
  • Netherlands
  • Rest of Europe

Asia Pacific

  • China
  • Japan
  • India
  • New Zealand
  • Australia
  • South Korea
  • Taiwan
  • Rest of Asia Pacific

The Middle East & Africa

  • Saudi Arabia
  • UAE
  • Egypt
  • Kuwait
  • South Africa
  • Rest of the Middle East & Africa

Latin America

  • Brazil
  • Argentina
  • Rest of Latin America