Palm Oil Productivity Downward Trend in 2022

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Palm oil mill. Photo by: Sawit Fest 2021 / Jefri Tarigan

PALMOILMAGAZINE, JAKARTA – According to data released by the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS), palm oil productivity witnessed a decline in 2022. The latest report from CBS indicates a production of 3.6 tons of crude palm oil (CPO) per hectare per year during the period, reflecting a 1.66% decrease compared to the previous year’s productivity of 3.7 tons CPO per hectare per year.

Over the past few years, the productivity of palm oil plantations has been subject to fluctuations. In 2019, it reached its peak at 3.9 tons of CPO per hectare per year. However, in 2020, the productivity experienced a continuous decline.

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The data further reveals that only 26 provinces reported their plantation productivity in 2022. Among these, Papua emerged as the leading province with the highest productivity, reaching 5.07 tons per hectare per year. Following closely were North Sumatra Province with 4.52 tons CPO per hectare per year and Central Kalimantan with 4.45 tons CPO per hectare per year.

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Palm oil industries should seriously notice the decreasing productivity. The factos, such as, climate chnges, agricultural technic, policies published by the government could potentially influence palm oil productivity. That is why it needs strategic things to confirm the sustainability and increasing productivity in the future. (T2)

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