Pakistan Need to Be Self Sufficient in Edible Oil Production

Kiran Hameed


The study has been related to the consumption of edible oil in Pakistan. The country has a total requirement of Edible oil I about 4 million ton, 30% of the demand meet by domestic production of oilseed, while 70 percent of the requirement fulfill by import from foreign countries. This study shows the critical factors which are responsible for the high import and which create dependability of Edible oil on import. Due to changing in people consumption pattern of food as  increase in Junk food trend, the need of cooking Edible oil is going high day by day, Pakistan’s food industry has been expend in recent 10 years, it force the government to import more and more.Pakistan has been annually spending large amount of foreign reserves to pay import bill of Edible oil, per capita consumption of Edible Oil in Pakistan about 17kg annually. Pakistan’s Increasing Population and low production have major impact on import.

Keywords: Population growth, Domestic production, Farmer’s education, Real income

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