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Palm Fruit Production

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1088

According to the FAO, ‘The oil palm produces bunches containing a large number of fruits with the fleshy mesocarp enclosing a kernel that is covered by a very hard shell. FAO considers palm oil (coming from the pulp) and palm kernels to be primary products. The oil extraction rate from a bunch varies from 17 to 27% for palm oil, and from 4 to 10% for palm kernels.’

More than 160 million tons of the global production is harvested in Indonesia, followed by Malaysia (86 Mio), Thailand (12 Mio), Nigeria (78 Mio) and Colombia (67 Mio). Ecuador, Cameroon, Ghana, Papua New Guinea and Guatemala complete the top 10. Overall oats are planted in more than 40 countries world wide.

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Technical Notes

Territory size is proportional to Oil Palm fruits (Elaeis guineensis) harvested there in 2016.

Data sources
This map uses data by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)  (last accessed March 2018). We aim to map as complete data as possible and therefore estimate data for missing values. In some cases, missing data for very small territories is not used in the cartogram and that area is therefore omitted in the map.

All modification to the original data source are noted in our data sheets.

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