Oil Crops Outlook No. (OCS-090301) 20 pp

November 2003

India's Edible Oil Sector: Imports Fill Rising Demand

India is the world's leading importer of edible oils and is likely to remain an important source of global import demand for the foreseeable future. Income and population growth and key changes in trade policy are important contributors to India's increasing consumption and imports. This report evaluates policy and market factors underlying production, processing, and trade in India's edible oil sector, and the market potential for U.S. exporters.

Keywords: India, trade, edible oil, policy, oil crops, soybean oil, palm oil, imports

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