Sime Darby palm oil plantation on Carey Island. Today, Sime Darby is one of the largest palm oil producers in the world, producing about 6% of global supply. The company has a total planted area over 500,000 hectares and a land bank over 900,000 hectares. About two-thirds of Sime Darby's palm oil production comes from Malaysia, and one-third from Indonesia. Since 1960, palm oil plantations have increased at a rapid pace and palm oil has become the most important commodity crop in Malaysia. In 2011, the total planted area was 4.9 million hectares. Malaysia is the world’s second largest producer of palm oil.