In 2019, the largest intake of vegetable fats and oils in China is soybean oil, followed by rapeseed oil, palm oil, peanut oil, etc. This dietary structure leads to uneven intake of fatty acids, with the highest intake of Omega-6 fatty acids at about 14 million tons and the lowest intake of Omega-3 unsaturated fatty acids at about 1 million tons. Therefore, Chinese people need to get Omega-3 from other dietary aspects.
In terms of market value, sales in Europe and China are almost equal, due to the large market for infant formula in China, which is a high-priced product. In terms of global market size, Asia has the fastest growing market for Omega-3 fatty acids, more notably in China. (Source: FBIF)