GVR Report cover India Palm Oil Market Size, Share & Trends Report

India Palm Oil Market Size, Share & Trends Analysis By Product (CPO, Palm Kernel, RBD Palm Oil, Palm Olein), By Application (Edible Oil, Cosmetics, Bio-diesel, Lubricants, Surfactants), And Segment Forecasts, 2018 - 2025

  • Published Date: Feb 2017
  • Report ID: GVR-1-68038-385-0
  • Number of Pages: 87
  • Format: Electronic (PDF)
  • Historical Data: 2014 - 2015

Industry Insights

Palm oil market size in India was valued at USD 5.16 billion in 2015. Increasing demand for edible oils owing to the burgeoning population and improving economic conditions is anticipated to remain the key growth driving factor over the forecast period.

The industry in India presents massive potential for growth since the government has allowed 100% FDI in plantation and has also pledged huge financial aid to farmers in upcoming years. This development is likely to encourage domestic cultivation landscape and generate greater profit margins and opportunities for companies.

Indian palm oil market revenue by product, 2014-2025 (USD Million)

Indian palm oil market

The rapid rise in consumerism has led to increased demand for personal care products, cosmetic, household goods, and packed foods & beverages. This trend is creating lucrative opportunities in non-food applications as well. Moreover, rising demand for these consumer products is subsequently driving demand for derivatives usage in fatty acids, fatty alcohols, glycerin, and active pharmaceutical ingredients manufacturing.

The Indian industry is highly dependent on imports from Southeast Asian nations, particularly Indonesia and Malaysia, which together account for 90% of the overall imports. The government of India has reduced duties to ease supply constraints and form stable supply through imports, thereby offsetting unmet demand.

Gradually increasing domestic production owing to investments through foreign private entities and government funding is expected to propel cultivation in upcoming years. Besides this, ease in investment policies and increasing acreage are few other government mechanisms aimed at boosting domestic production. 

The formulation of National Policy on Biofuels to achieve 20% blending target by 2020 has resulted in ample scope for byproducts in sustainable biodiesel production in the country. This factor is likely to increase the industry’s scope in biodiesel applications & subsequent positive impact on overall market growth.

Product Insights

CPO emerged as the dominant segment with over USD 5 Billion revenue in 2015. The majority of CPO requirement in India is met through exports, which is further processed and finds application in the food industry and households. Steadily rising affluence levels and growing urbanization in India are the key factors driving demand in food applications.

Furthermore, refined derivatives are widely utilized in the bakery and confectionary industry in India owing to their cost competitiveness. The applications in bio-diesel have also increased significantly in recent years due to an unprecedented upsurge in petroleum prices. Furthermore, environmental concerns have also been crucial in promoting CPO applications in lubricants and biodiesel.

India palm oil market share by application, 2015

Indian palm oil market

Palm kernel (PKO) is also anticipated to grow at the modest pace with over 6.3% CAGR. PKO finds application in commercial cooking since it is relatively more cost-effective than other conventional counterparts and also remains stable at high cooking temperature. Increasing demand for protein-rich ingredients in the dairy and beef feed sector is the key factor contributing to growth in India.

Application Insights

Edible oil emerged as the dominant application segment in India. Palm products are widely being utilized as a cooking medium in India owing to increasing health awareness among consumers, surging retail sector, and limited availability of oilseeds, and it’s cheaper pricing.

The Indian edible oil industry is highly fragmented owing to the presence of a large number of organized as well as local and unorganized players. The country is also world’s third-largest consumer and largest importer from Malaysia and Indonesia. Government’s initiatives towards the installation of advanced plant machinery and automation are expected to foster sustainable production in the near future.

Cosmetic applications are anticipated to witness the fastest growth rate, with over 8.6% CAGR over the forecast period. Increasing demand for a wide range of beauty products varying from an inbuilt sunscreen foundation to shampoos that not only cleanse the hair but also improve hair growth is projected to boost demand in upcoming years. Major cosmetic companies are also modifying their product portfolio with innovations as per the changing needs and preferences of consumers.

The industry also finds considerable penetration in the production of bio-diesel and surfactants. These two segment collectively accounted for 3% market volume in 2015. CPO can be refined into very high-grade biodiesel, bio-jet fuel, and other high-demand biochemical like oleic acid. Also, it finds usage as a key raw material and active washing substance in laundry detergents and household cleaners.

India Palm Oil Market Share Insights

Key industry participants include Ruchi Soya Industries Ltd., Cofco Agri Ltd., Cargill India, Edible Group, 3F Industries Ltd., Godrej Agrovet, Adani Wilmar Ltd., Troika India, Aditya Engineers, Sundex Process Engineers Pvt. Ltd., Brissun Technology Pvt. Ltd., Tinytech Udyog, Chempro Technovation Pvt. Ltd. and GlamTech Agro Process Pvt. Ltd.

Major companies are enhancing sustainable practices in sourcing, and production by utilizing less land, water, and energy resources. The industry is also witnessing several mergers and acquisitions owing to global manufacturers that are attempting to enter the fast-growing Indian market.

Report Scope



Base year for estimation


Actual estimates/Historical data

2014 & 2015

Forecast period

2016 - 2025

Market representation

Volume in Metric Tons , Revenue in USD Million & CAGR from 2016 to 2025

Regional scope


Report coverage

Revenue forecast, competitive landscape, growth factors and trends

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Segments covered in the report

This report forecasts volume & revenue growth and provides an analysis on the industry trends in each of the sub-segments from 2014 to 2025. For the purpose of this study, Grand View Research has segmented the India palm oil market on the basis of product and application:

  • Product Outlook (Volume, Metric Tons; Revenue, USD Million; 2014 - 2025)

    • Crude Palm Oil

      • RBD Palm Oil

      • Palm Stearin

      • RBD Palm Olein

      • Crude Palm Olein

    • Palm Kernel

      • Palm Kernel Oil

      • Palm Kernel Cake

  • Application Outlook (Volume, Metric Tons; Revenue, USD Million; 2014 - 2025)

    • Edible Oil

    • Cosmetics

    • Bio-diesel

    • Lubricants

    • Surfactants

    • Others

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