Market Trends

The Author: Frank D. Gunstone James Hutton Institute (and Mylnefield Lipid Analysis), Invergowrie, Dundee (DD2 5DA), Scotland

For several years I have written a monthly article in Lipid Technology and occasional articles for Inform devoted to market matters concerning oilseeds, oils and fats, and oil meals. I have used my experience in preparing these articles to prepare the following files covering the major oils and fats commodities and the major countries/regions where these commodities are produced, traded (exports and imports), and consumed for food and non-food purposes. These were first assembled during March and April 2008, but they are updated when new data become available.

  • Individual Commodity Oils and Fats
    • Four major vegetable oils
    • Palm oil
    • Soybean oil
    • Rapeseed (canola) oil
    • Sunflower seed oil
    • Palmkernel and coconut oils
    • Olive oil
    • Animal fats