Hoax vs Fact Category: Indonesia's Economy Issues

It is commonly believed that the palm oil industry is exclusively beneficial to the producers and not to the Indonesian economy as a whole. Although the palm oil industry has succeeded in making Indonesia the world’s largest producer of CPO, as well as the world’s largest vegetable oil producer, there are many questions regarding the contribution of the palm oil industry to the economy and to national economic development. The following are some of the hoaxes often claimed about the palm oil industry. They need to be answered with data and empirical evidence.