The United States has the OECD’s highest consumption of industrial vegetable oil per capita

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…I became curious, and the data validates what I’ve been told in other venues.

The United States leads the world in the per capita consumption of industrial vegetable oils (defined as rapeseed oil (canola), soybean oil, sunflower seed oil and palm oil, except in Japan where it excludes sunflower seed oil).

Reference

Table A.10.2 – Vegetable Oil Projections: Consumption, per Capita Food Use.” OECD/FAO (2015), “OECD-FAO Agricultural Outlook”,OECD Agriculture Statistics(Database). Accessed March 28, 2021. https://doi.org/dx.doi.org/10.1787/agr-outl-data-en.

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