Daily Archives: March 1, 2014

  • China Edible Vegetable Oil Industry Report

    In 2003-2012, China’s refined edible vegetable oil production maintained an upward trend, reaching 51.7618 million tons in 2012, an increase of 19.5% compared with 2011, 3.4 times of the output in 2003, of which, soybean oil accounted for 52.2% of the total output; rapeseed oil and peanut oil 21.8% and 10.6%, respectively; maize oil, Oil-tea camellia seed oil and other small varieties of oil also witnessed relatively fast development.

    As one of the world’s most important importers of oilseeds and vegetable oil, China imported 9.6 million tons of vegetable oil and 62.28 million tons of oilseeds in 2012, both setting a record high. As the main imported oilseed, soybean accounted for 93.7% of the total imports of oilseeds; as the major imported edible oil, palm oil occupied 66.1% of the total imports of vegetable oil. At the same time, rapeseed oil and olive oil imports also showed fast growth, respectively up 210% and 25.9% YoY.

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    In 2003-2012, China’s refined edible vegetable oil production maintained an upward trend, reaching 51.7618 million tons in 2012, an increase of 19.5% compared with 2011, 3.4 times of the output in 2003, of which, soybean oil accounted for 52.2% of the total output; rapeseed... 
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