Fact sheet: International policy impacts on palm oil in Indonesia

Published: 2019.01.30

Stephanie Searle

Global demand for palm oil has been growing rapidly, with worldwide imports almost tripling since 2000. Indonesia produces 51% of international palm oil and palm kernel oil imports. While overall palm oil demand continues to grow rapidly, the trend in imports varies considerably by country. Public policy changes domestically and internationally can influence the global demand for palm oil.