About Palm oil

Palm oil is the world's highest yielding oil crop. Its output is 5-10 times greater per hectare, offering a better land-use efficiency than other vegetable oils. Combined with competitive prices, relative shelf stability and reported nutritional benefits, palm oil leverages natural advantages that position it as a likely long-term staple of the global diet. Palm oil is affordable cooking oil and source of nutrition for millions of poor consumers in Asian countries.

Asia has a key role to play in the Palm Oil sector, together Asian markets are responsible for about 40% of global demand of Palm Oil whereas Europe accounts for about 12% of the market, and the US 2%.

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Asian Palm Oil Alliance (APOA) is not-for-profit alliance of Asian companies and industry organizations operating in palm oil production as well as in refining. APOA provides a platform to develop a common, collective, coordinated and coherent position of the Asian palm oil industry stakeholders.


"Palm oil is recognized as a high-quality, economical, and healthy vegetable oil that contributes to SDGs attainment in developing countries"

Objectives APOA

  • Facilitate for improved trade in sustainable palm oil in Asia and develop cooperation amongst its members to secure an efficient, economic and regular supply of sustainable palm oil adhering to national sustainability standards, national laws and UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
  • Make policy recommendations to safeguard the economic and business interests of the palm-oil consuming countries and create a level playing field for all fats and oils used in food, feed and oleochemicals in Asia
  • Support the increase in consumption of sustainable palm oil in Asia while challenging negative campaigns
  • Collate, collect and disseminate statistical data, research and other information on sustainable palm oil production and consumption in Asia