Hal ini disampaikan Gabungan Pengusaha Kelapa Sawit Indonesia dan produsen kelapa sawit yang menyuarakan keyakinan terhadap laju bisnis kelapa sawit (crude palm oil/ CPO) nasional kendati industri ini terdampak pandemi virus corona (Covid-19).
India's palm oil imports in June fell 18% from a year ago to 562,932 tonnes as imports of refined palmolein plunged after New Delhi restricted overseas purchases of the grade earlier this year, a leading trade body said on Tuesday.
Indonesia is accelerating plans to almost double its oil refining capacity, ignoring a temporary slump in demand triggered by the coronavirus pandemic, as the former OPEC member seeks to cut reliance on fuel products imports.
Global demand for crude palm oil is expected to improve in the second half of the year as countries worldwide continue to ease their lockdown measures, said Kenanga Futures Sdn Bhd chief executive officer Azila Abdul Aziz.
The Indian government promotes the domestic production of oilseeds to cut the country’s import dependence: crop diversification and agriculture incentives required to limit the import of palm oil to India.