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How many livelihoods in Malaysia rely on palm oil?


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It is surprisingly high with over half a million people directly involved in the plantations and another half a million supporting the downstream industries including mills and refineries. The palm oil industry is also the second largest employer in Malaysia, representing 3.1% of the country’s GDP and providing RM 138 billion in export revenues. Malaysian palm oil is important to the livelihoods of the local population.

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