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Table 4 India- Key vegetable oil statistics.

From: Uneven dietary development: linking the policies and processes of globalization with the nutrition transition, obesity and diet-related chronic diseases

  1989–1991 2000–2002
Imports of soybeans (Mt) 102 432
Imports of soybean oil (Mt) 25,944 1,055,083
Calories available from soybean oil/cap/day 11 48
Imports of palm oil (Mt) 353,790 3,317,333
Calories available from palm oil/cap/day 7 66
Calories available from peanut, cottonseed and rapeseed oils/cap/day 107 76
Calories available from all vegetable oils/cap/day 158 231
Soybean oil as percentage of calories available from all vegetable oils (%) 7 21
Palm oil as percentage of calories available from all vegetable oils (%) 4 28
  1. Source: based on data from FAOSTAT 2005 [42,145,146]. The numbers represent 3 year averages around 1990 and 2001