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).


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.


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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