Vietnam’s growing global profile and contribution to the agri-business sector has been remarkable and Olam has contributed and participated in this growth. We are among the country’s leading producers, processors and exporters of almond, ginger and nutmeg, and a significant buyer of Vietnamese rice. Other products are in line with Vietnam's own production:
Coffee: at around 26 million bags – increasing to 28 million by 2020 – Vietnam is the largest contributor to global trade of Robusta coffee. Olam is the largest exporter amongst all international trade houses operating in Vietnam. Our soluble coffee plant is the single largest processing plant for bulk supplier companies.
Cashew: Vietnam leads global exports of cashew kernels and processing of raw cashew, a trend expected to continue. We are a major exporter of cashew kernel exports and also operate the largest cashew processing facility.
Pepper: Since starting commercial pepper production in 1995, Vietnam has become the world’s largest producer – contributing 45% of global pepper output – and close to 65% of international pepper trade, a trend which we expect will go on. With our own plantation and smallholder sourcing, we are the largest exporter, while our pepper processing facility has the country’s largest steam sterilisation capacity.