Place for palm oil
Croatia’s lower production of oil from three major oil crops – soybean, sunflower and rapeseed – has reflected its general economic malaise. Low volumes have been recorded since 2009, up to 2014 (Figure 1).

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Over the same period, imports of the three commodities multiplied (Figure 2). Olive oil imports also went up, although at a lower level. Palm oil stood its ground, holding third spot among imported vegetable oils in 2014.

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Based on MPOB statistics, direct export of Malaysian palm oil products to Croatia increased by over 36% between 2013 and 2014. Palm oil exports grew by 66%, oleochemicals by 72% and palm kernel oil by some 15%. Finished products, however, showed a 67% drop.

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