Facts about the EU and palm oil

The EU is a huge and growing market for Indonesian palm oil. Much of the food, cosmetics and many other products consumed by Europeans have a little bit of Indonesia in them in the form of palm oil produced here. The EU is Indonesia’s second largest export market for palm oil after India.

Yet, some media stories here in recent days have given a very different impression. Articles have highlighted supposed EU campaigns against Indonesian palm oil and biodiesel imports.