Soybean Oil Market Report and Forecast 2017–2022


Soybean oil is the second most important vegetable oil (after palm oil) consumed globally. A great majority of the world's soybeans are processed or crushed every year to produce soybean meal and oil, while remaining are used directly for human consumption. During 2009-2016, the global soybean oil market grew at a CAGR of around 3%. The market is currently being driven by increasing demand of soybean meal for livestock products which has, thus, contributed considerably to the rise in soy oil production and rising demand of soybean oil. Other advantages such as easy availability, competitive prices, environment-friendly and various nutritional benefits of soy oil are the factors that are stimulating its consumption. This report by Expert Market Research entitled Soybean Oil Market Report and Forecast 2017–2022” provides a comprehensive analysis for anyone who plans to foray into the soybean oil market.

Historical market trends for the soybean oil industry have been provided from 2009-2016 and forecasts have been presented till 2022. On a regional level, the report has segmented the global soybean oil market into the following regions – North America, South America, Asia-Pacific, Europe and the Middle East and Africa. Asia-Pacific currently represents the largest market. Within Asia-Pacific, China and India currently represent the biggest markets. Additionally, the report has analyzed the global soybean oil market on the basis of end-use. Food sector represents the biggest end-use market followed by Industrial and Feed sector.

The value chain analysis of soybean oil has also been covered in this report encompassing all the activities in the value chain such as procurement, manufacturing, sales and distribution. Furthermore, the study assesses the market based on Porter’s five forces model, which evaluates the level of competition in the market by analyzing factors such as bargaining power of buyers and suppliers, threat from substitutes and new entrants. A thorough evaluation of the competitive landscape of the soybean oil industry has also been provided. Some of the key players in this market include Bunge, ADM, Cargill, Ag Processing Inc., and CHS Ceramics.

This report provides an exhaustive insight for setting-up and running a soybean oil manufacturing plant. Factors such as land requirement, construction requirement, raw material requirement, labour requirement, machinery requirement, manufacturing process, utility requirement, total capital investment, total operating costs, prices, income projections, expenditure projections, profit margins, net present value, return on investment, payback period, etc. have been comprehensively covered in this report.

The following are the key questions answered by this report:

  • What are the market trends for the global soybean oil market?
  • Which are the biggest markets (regions) for soybean oil?
  • What are the key application areas for soybean oil?
  • Who are the key manufacturers in the soybean oil market?
  • What are the land and construction requirements to start a soybean oil manufacturing plant?
  • What are the machinery requirements to start a soybean oil manufacturing plant?
  • How is soybean oil priced? What are the profit margins at various stages of the supply chain?
  • What is the total capital investment required to start a soybean oil manufacturing plant?
  • What are the running costs of a soybean oil manufacturing plant?
  • How much revenue can a soybean oil manufacturing plant generate?

In order to prepare this research report, Expert Market Research conducted face to face and telephonic interviews with numerous industry participants in the soybean oil industry. They included manufacturers, distributors, end users, consultants, marketing professionals, researchers, etc. Primary research accounted for the bulk of the research efforts, complimented by an extensive secondary research. Secondary sources included annual reports, press releases, books, journals, white papers, newspapers, magazines, government sources and various proprietary databases.

Expert Market Research uses its comprehensive database of macroeconomic and industry specific data to produce its market forecasts. The initial baseline forecast is produced with the most recent market data. After an initial baseline forecast, all future macroeconomic and sector specific events and assumptions are taken into account to generate the final forecast.

Chapter 1    Preface
    1.1    Research Methodology and Market Definitions
    1.2    Introduction
    1.3    Report Summary
Chapter 2    Global Soybean Market: Industry Overview
    2.1    Market Trends
    2.2    Market Breakup by Region
    2.4    Market Breakup by End-Use
        2.4.1    Human Foods
        2.4.2    Oil
        2.4.3    Food Protein
Chapter 3    Global Edible Oil Market: Industry Overview
    3.1    Market Trends
    3.2    Market Breakup by Oil Type
        3.2.1    Palm Oil and Palm Kernel Oil
        3.2.2    Soybean Oil
        3.2.3    Rapeseed Oil
        3.2.4    Sunflower Oil
        3.2.5    Other Oils
Chapter 4    Global Soybean Oil Market: Industry Overview
    4.1    Key Factors Driving the Soybean Oil Industry
    4.2    Market Trends
    4.3    Market Breakup by Country
        4.3.1    China
        4.3.2    United States
        4.3.3    Brazil
        4.3.4    Argentina
        4.3.5    EU-27
        4.3.6    India
        4.3.7    Mexico
        4.3.8    Other
    4.4    Market Breakup by End-Use
        4.4.1    Food
        4.4.2    Industrial
        4.4.3    Feed
    4.5    SWOT Analysis
        4.5.1    Strengths
        4.5.2    Weaknesses
        4.5.3    Opportunities
        4.5.4    Threats
    4.6    Value Chain Analysis
    4.7    Imports and Exports
    4.8    Market Outlook
Chapter 5    Porters Five Forces Analysis
    5.1    Bargaining Power of Suppliers
    5.2    Bargaining Power of Buyers
    5.3    Threat of New Entrants
    5.4    Threat of Substitutes
    5.5    Degree of Competition
Chapter 6    Competitive Landscape
    6.1    Competitive Structure
    6.2    Capacity of Key Players
    6.3    Key Players Profiles
        6.3.1    Bunge
        6.3.2    ADM
        6.3.3    Cargill
        6.3.4    Ag Processing Inc.
        6.3.5    CHS
        6.3.6    Others
Chapter 7    Setting up a Soybean Oil Manufacturing Plant
    7.1    Key Success and Risk Factors of Manufacturing Soybean Oil
    7.2    Products Manufactured
    7.3    Manufacturing Process Involved
    7.4    Process Flow
    7.5    Raw Material Requirements and Expenditures
Chapter 8    Capital Investment
    8.1    Land Requirements and Investment
    8.2    Construction Requirements and Investment
    8.3    Plant Layout
    8.4    Machinery Requirements and Investment
    8.5    Other Capital Requirements and Investment
Chapter 9    Operating Expenditures
    9.1    Raw Material Requirements and Expenditures
    9.2    Packaging Requirements and Costs
    9.3    Labor Requirements and Costs
    9.4    Transportation Requirements and Costs
    9.5    Utilities Requirements and Costs
    9.6    Financial Support
    9.7    Other Operating Expenditures
Chapter 10    Project Economics
    10.1    Techno-Economic Parameters
    10.2    Product Pricing and Margins
    10.3    Income Projections
    10.4    Expenditure Projections
    10.5    Taxation
    10.6    Depreciation
    10.7    Financial Analysis


List of figures

Figure 2 1: Global Soybean Production & Consumption Market: Volume Trend (in Million Tons), 2009 - 2016
Figure 2 2: Global Soybean Market: Production Breakup by Country (%), 2016
Figure 2 3: Global Soybean Market: Consumption Breakup by Country (%), 2016
Figure 2 4: Global Soybean Market: Consumption Breakup by End-Use (%), 2016
Figure 3 1: Global Edible Oil Market: Production Volume Trends (in Million Tons), 2009 - 2016
Figure 3 2: Global Edible Oil Market: Consumption Breakup by Oil Type (%), 2016
Figure 4 1: Global Soybean Oil Market: Production Volume Trends (in Million Tons), 2009 - 2016
Figure 4 2: Global Soybean Oil Market: Consumption Volume Trends (in Million Tons), 2009 - 2016
Figure 4 3: Global Soybean Oil Market: Production Breakup by Country (%), 2016
Figure 4 4: Global Soybean Oil Market: Consumption Breakup by Country (%), 2016
Figure 4 5: Global Soybean Oil Market: Consumption Breakup by Oil Type (%), 2016
Figure 4 6: Global Soybean Oil Market: Value Chain Analysis
Figure 4 7: Global Soybean Oil Market: Import Volume Breakup by Country (in %), 2016
Figure 4 8: Global Soybean Oil Market: Export Volume Breakup by Country (in %), 2016
Figure 4 9: Global Soybean Oil Market Forecast: Production Volume Trend (in Tons), 2017-2022
Figure 4 10: Global Soybean Oil Market Forecast: Consumption Volume Trend (in Tons), 2017-2022
Figure 7 1: Soybean Oil Manufacturing Plant: Detailed Process Flow
Figure 7 2: Soybean Oil Manufacturing Plant: Conversion Rate of Feedstocks
Figure 8 1: Soybean Oil Manufacturing Plant: Breakup of Capital Costs (in %)
Figure 8 2: Soybean Oil Manufacturing Plant: Proposed Plant Layout
Figure 9 1: Soybean Oil Manufacturing Plant: Soybean Oil Packaging
Figure 10 1: Soybean Oil Production:  Breakup of Operating Costs (in %)


List of Tables

Table 4 1: Global Soybean Oil Market: Import Volumes and Values of Major Countries, 2016
Table 4 2: Global Soybean Oil Market: Export Volumes and Values of Major Countries, 2016
Table 6 1:  US Soybean Oil Market: Crushing Capacity of Top Manufacturers (Short Tons / Day)
Table 8 1: Soybean Oil Manufacturing Plant: Capital Costs (in USD)
Table 8 2: Soybean Oil Manufacturing Plant: Land Requirements and Costs (in USD)
Table 8 3: Soybean Oil Manufacturing Plant: Construction Requirements and Costs (in USD)
Table 8 4: Soybean Oil Manufacturing Plant: Pretreatment Machinery Requirements and Costs (in USD)
Table 8 5: Soybean Oil Manufacturing Plant: Solvent Extraction Machinery Requirements and Costs (in USD)
Table 8 6: Soybean Oil Manufacturing Plant: Refining Machinery Requirements and Costs (in USD)
Table 8 7: Soybean Oil Manufacturing Plant: Summary of Machinery Requirements and Costs (in USD)
Table 8 8: Soybean Oil Manufacturing Plant: Other Capital Costs (in USD)
Table 9 1: Soybean Oil Manufacturing Plant: Raw Material Requirements and Costs (in Tons/Year)
Table 9 2: Soybean Oil Manufacturing Plant: Labour Requirements and Costs (in USD)
Table 9 3: Overview of Financial Support
Table 10 1: Soybean Oil Manufacturing Plant: Various Techno-Economic Parameters
Table 10 2: Soybean Oil Manufacturing Plant:  Income Projections (in USD)
Table 10 3: Soybean Oil Manufacturing Plant: Expenditure Projections (in USD)
Table 10 4: Soybean Oil Manufacturing Plant: Cash Flow Analysis (Without Considering Taxes)
Table 10 5: Soybean Oil Manufacturing Plant: Cash Flow Analysis (On Considering Taxes)

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