MCS study „Analysis of the palm oil market in Germany in 2019“ is published!
Palm oil as an agricultural raw material is of key significance to producing and consuming countries and plays an important role in their economies, especially in rural areas. It has many properties that make it a vital part of critical processing operations and is therefore considered indispensable in some industries. However, unsustainable palm oil production has serious local and global implications.
The study “Analysis of the palm oil market in Germany in 2019”, conducted by Meo Carbon Solutions on behalf of the German Forum for Sustainable Palm Oil (Forum für Nachhaltiges Palmöl, FONAP), has analysed current German market data on the direct and indirect consumption of sustainable and non-sustainable palm oil and palm kernel oil based products. For this purpose, the palm oil market was divided into five sectors in which palm oil and palm kernel oil are consumed or used as components of products: food, feed, detergents, cleaning agents (WPR) and cosmetics, energetic and chemical/pharmaceutical applications.
The challenge of this study was to collect meaningful data on the palm oil market in 2019. Furthermore, it had to be ensured that the data of the current study were comparable with the previous surveys for the years 2013, 2015 and 2017. In order to get the data , companies, market experts, associations and institutions were contacted and interviewed, in addition, a webinar with market experts was held. All available statistical information, publications of organizations , associations, scientific studies and product information were also systematically evaluated and supplemented or compared with the available information from the structured interviews.
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