Palm oil imports increase 7% during Nov-March; soft oil shipments down

India’s palm oil imports improved seven.ten for every cent but those people of smooth oils declined by 14.38 for every cent in the initial five months of the oil year 2020-21.

The Solvent Extractors’ Affiliation (SEA) of India, the apex human body of oil crushers, is of the view that the history mustard creation in India would support decrease the import of vegetable oils in the coming months.

SEA , which launched the vegetable oil import information for the initial five months of the oil year 2020-21, reported that the region imported thirty.ninety lakh tonnes of palm team of oils – crude palm oil, RBD palmolein, and crude palm kernel oil – through November 2020 to March 2021 in opposition to 28.85 lakh tonnes in the exact same period of time a year ago. The import of crude palm oil (CPO) improved to 29.9 lakh tonnes through the period of time from 24.6 lakh tonnes.

The import of smooth oils this sort of as soybean and sunflower lessened to 21.49 lakh tonnes from 25.ten lakh tonnes.

On the reduction in the import of smooth oils through the period of time, BV Mehta, Government Director of SEA of India, reported in a assertion that significant selling price of sunflower oil discouraged the import, whilst the import of soyabean oil maintained at exact same stage. The region imported 9.seventeen lakh tonnes (12.84 lakh tonnes) of sunflower oil, and 12.32 lakh tonnes (12.08 lakh tonnes) of soyabean oil through the initial five months of the oil year.

“With history crop of mustard to the tune of 85-ninety lakh tonnes and large demand for ‘kachi ghani’ and refined mustard oil, crushing is at the peak stage,” he reported, incorporating this will checkmate the import of edible oils in the coming months.


In accordance to the SEA information, the in general import of vegetable oils (which incorporates both edible and non-edible oils) was 9.80 lakh tonnes in March 2021 in opposition to 9.55 lakh tonnes in March 2020, recording a advancement of 2.61 for every cent. This incorporated 9.fifty seven lakh tonnes of edible oils and 22,610 tonnes of non-edible oils.

On the other hand, the in general import of vegetable oils stood at fifty three.seventy five lakh tonnes through November-March 2020-21 in contrast with 55.19 lakh tonnes in the corresponding period of time of the previous year.


Malaysia was the big supplier of CPO to India. The region imported sixteen.80 lakh tonnes of CPO from Malaysia through the initial five months of oil year 2020-21, adopted by Indonesia at 12.ninety five lakh tonnes.

India imported 11.24 lakh tonnes of crude soybean degummed oil from Argentina, and eight.08 lakh tonnes of crude sunflower oil from Ukraine through the period of time.