India is a relatively new market for canola oil. As the country's growing middle class seeks healthier foods, oil imports could see significant growth.

Market Profile

  • Population: 1.27 billion
  • Primary health concerns: Cardiovascular disease, diabetes
  • Total vegetable oil consumption (2014): 17.9 million tonnes
  • #2 vegetable oil consumer in the world

Imports of Canadian canola (2015)

  • Oil: 7 thousand tonnes valued at $6.9 million
  • Total value of exports to India: $6.9 million

Market trends

  • Oil imports have been increasing at conservative rates in recent years and significantly increased in 2012.