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Japan Vegetable Oil Market To Reach USD 3.06 Billion By Year 2030

The Japan Vegetable Oil market size was valued at $2.40 million in 2020, and is projected to reach $3.06 Billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of 3.1% from 2022 to 2030

Swati Kalagate
Food and Beverages
Pristine Intelligence LLP

According to a new report published by Introspective Market Research, titled, “Vegetable Oil Market by Application and Packaging Type: Japan Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2022–2030,” the Japan Vegetable Oil market size was valued at $2.40 million in 2020, and is projected to reach $3.06 Billion by 2030, registering a CAGR of 3.1% from 2022 to 2030. Vegetable oil is a type of plant-derived oil extracted from various oil-rich plant sources, serving as a fundamental component of our modern diet and a versatile ingredient across various industries. It is a key player in the culinary world, extensively used in cooking, food preparation, and baking due to its high smoke point and neutral flavor. Vegetable oils are derived from seeds, nuts, and fruits of plants like soybeans, sunflowers, palm fruit, canola, coconuts, and olives, among others. The extraction process involves pressing or solvent extraction, followed by refining to produce a clear, neutral-flavored oil suitable for consumption. Nutritionally, vegetable oil is a vital source of dietary fats, providing essential fatty acids like omega-3 and omega-6 that our bodies cannot produce on their own. These fatty acids play crucial roles in cell membrane formation, hormone production, and various bodily functions. Additionally, vegetable oil is rich in vitamin E, an antioxidant that helps protect cells from oxidative damage, contributing to overall health and well-being.

The growing health awareness among Japanese consumers is a significant driver of the Japan Vegetable Oil Market. In recent years, an increasing emphasis has been on maintaining a healthier lifestyle and making conscious dietary choices to promote well-being. As a result, consumers are seeking healthier cooking oil options, and vegetable oils, rich in unsaturated fats and essential fatty acids, have gained popularity as a healthier alternative to traditional oils. The growing shift toward plant-based diets in Japan presents a significant opportunity in the Japan Vegetable Oil Market. As consumers become increasingly health-conscious and environmentally aware, there is a rising interest in adopting plant-based eating patterns. Plant-based diets emphasize the consumption of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, and legumes while minimizing or eliminating animal-based products.

Japan Vegetable Oil Market, Segmentation

The Vegetable Oil market is segmented based on packaging Type, Nature, Packaging Type, Application, and Distribution Channel.


Rapeseed oil has established a dominant position in the Japan vegetable oil market for several reasons. Firstly, its mild flavor and versatile nature make it a preferred choice for various culinary applications, ranging from frying to baking. The oil's high smoke point ensures that it can withstand higher cooking temperatures, making it ideal for Japanese cuisine, which often involves stir-frying and deep-frying. Rapeseed oil's nutritional profile appeals to health-conscious consumers. It is low in saturated fat and rich in omega-3 fatty acids, contributing to its popularity as a healthier alternative to other cooking oils. The increasing awareness of the health benefits associated with rapeseed oil has driven its consumption in the market.


With growing awareness about health and wellness, consumers are increasingly seeking organic products perceived as healthier alternatives. Organic vegetable oils are often perceived as free from pesticides, chemicals, and genetic modifications, making them more appealing to health-conscious consumers. There's a growing concern about the environmental impact of conventional farming practices, including the use of pesticides and fertilizers. Organic farming methods, which emphasize sustainable practices and eschew synthetic inputs, appeal to consumers concerned about environmental sustainability and ecological balance.

Some of The Leading/Active Market Players Are-

  • Cargill Ltd. (US)
  • Bunge Ltd. (US)
  • Louis Dreyfus Company Japan K.K. (Japan)
  • Wilmar International (Singapore)
  • Marubeni Corporation (Japan)
  • ITOCHU Corporation (Japan)
  • Mitsubishi Corporation (Japan)
  • Mitsui & Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Sumitomo Corporation (Japan)
  • ADM Japan Ltd. (Japan)
  • J-OIL MILLS, INC. (Japan)
  • Fuji Oil Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Nisshin Oillio Group, Ltd. (Japan)
  • Showa Sangyo Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Ito-Yokado Co., Ltd. (Japan) and Other Major Players

Key Industry Developments

In April 2023, Bunge, a renowned global agribusiness and food industry player, finalized a definitive asset purchase agreement with Fuji Oil. The agreement entailed the acquisition of a state-of-the-art, recently constructed port-based refinery situated in Avondale Terminal, Louisiana. This facility, a part of the Bunge Loders Croklaan joint venture in collaboration with IOI Corporation Berhad, is equipped with advanced multi-oil refining capabilities, presenting Bunge with an opportunity to extend its customer base. The completion of the transaction is contingent on meeting standard closing conditions.

In May 2022, Cargill announced its plan to invest $35 million in the purchase and modernization of an edible oil refinery situated in Nellore, Andhra Pradesh. The refinery was projected to be operational later that year, leading to a substantial increase in the production of edible oil in the southern region of India. The main objective of this expansion was to cater to the growing demand from customers in Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, and Tamil Nadu states.

Key Findings of the Study 

Olive oil emerged as the top choice for cooking among edible oils in Japan. Approximately 81 percent of the respondents preferred olive oil, while sesame oil closely followed with over 78 percent of participants naming it as their oil of choice.

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