Palm Oil:
An edible oil derived from oil palms, not to be confused with coconut oil derived from coconut palms. Palm oil is a combination of several fatty acids building blocks, including Myristic (C14), Palmitic (C16), Stearic (C18 unsaturated), Oleic (C18 monounsaturated), and Linoleic (C18 polyunsaturated) as well as carotenes (alpha and beta carotenes, tocotrienols, CoQ10, and others). 

Market Dynamics:
Over 80% of the global palm oil is grown in Malayia and Indonesia, with areas in South East Asia, Western Africa and South America making up the remainder. Below breaks out the global market share by country.

  • Indonesia 54% 
  • Malaysia 32% 
  • Thailand 3% 
  • Colombia 2% 
  • Other 9% 

Downstream materials of Palm Oil include: 

  • Alpha Carotene 
  • Ascorbyl Palmitate 
  • Beta Carotene 
  • Calcium Stearate 
  • Caprylic Acid 
  • CoQ10 
  • Cetyl Palmitate 
  • Glycerol 
  • Isopropyl Myristate 
  • Magnesium Stearate 
  • Myristic Acid 
  • Palmitic Acid 
  • Polysorbate 20 
  • Polysorbate 80 
  • Sodium Dodecyl Sulfate
  • Tocotrienols