Oceania is both a producer and importer of palm oil. Whilst Australia and New Zealand import a relatively small amount palm oil, the amount is quite large given their fairly small populations. Many major Australian palm oil using companies have already made commitments towards use of sustainable palm oil and most major supply chain actors have made sourcing commitments, however the industry is still far from fulfilling these commitments.

Palm oil use is not likely to increase in Australia, due to public concern over the use of saturated fats in food and the impacts of unsustainable palm oil production. Many companies have been shifting their oil purchases away from palm oil.

Papua New Guinea is a significant palm oil producing country, producing the largest amount of Certified Sustainable Palm Oil (CSPO) after Indonesia and Malaysia.

Oceania infographic


New Zealand

Papua New Guinea


SPOTT companies in this region


Resources and references

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