Daily wholesale prices of edible oils drop post reduction in standard rate of duty

New Delhi, Sept 17: Following Centre’s bold move to slash standard rate of duty on edible oils a week ago to check prices, a massive difference on daily wholesale prices was reported.

The daily wholesale prices of packed Palm Oil dropped by 2.50% followed by Seasame Oil by 2.08%, Coconut Oil by 1.72%, packed Ground Nut Oil by 1.38%, packed Sunflower Oil by 1.30%, packed Mustard Oil by 0.97%, packed Vanaspati by 0.71% and packed Soya Oil by 0.68%.

Based on the interaction with all the States and Edible Oil Industry Associations, need for greater  transparency was felt. As a follow up action the Department of Food and Public Distribution is in the process of creating a web portal for monitoring the stocks of Edible Oils/Oilseeds on a weekly basis in the country.

The data on the portal will be submitted by millers, refiners, stockists and wholesalers etc. States have also issued directions for display of retail price prominently to ensure fair pricing. The Government of India, Vide Notification No. 42/2021- Customs, dated 10th September 2021.

Further reduced the standard rate of duty on,Crude  Palm Oil,  Crude  Soyabean  oil and  Crude  Sunflower  Oil to 2.5% with effect from 11.09.2021.  The  standard  rate of duty on Refined Palm Oils, Refined Soyabean oil and Refined Sunflower  Oil to 32.5% with effect from 11.09.2021.

This is turn has reported drop in the edible oil daily wholesale prices, From the above table it can be seen that wholesale price of edible oils showing decreasing trend over the last week.


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