Palm Oil Engineering Bulletin No.141 (Sept - Dec 2022) p17-24
Palm Oil: Fulfilling a Key Role in Meeting India’s Edible Oils and Fats Requirements
Nagendran Balasundram*

India is currently the fifth largest global economy with a gross domestic product (GDP) of USD3.53 trillion (Armstrong, 2022). With a population of 1.39 billion, India is the world’s second most populous nation. The economic growth potential and huge population base makes India an economic powerhouse hungry for various consumer goods, and in particular food products. India is, therefore, an important market for edible oils and fats, both for direct household consumption and as an indispensable ingredient for several sub-sectors of the country’s food industry.

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Malaysian Palm Oil Board, 6 Persiaran Institusi, Bandar Baru Bangi, 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia.