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Market Highlights

Impact of Sustainability in China’s Palm oil Trade

China’s domestic consumption of palm oil has reached 7.2 million MT in 2019, which is approximately 9.5% of the total global production of palm oil. The imports and consumption of palm oil recorded a significant growth of 33% in 2019 (increasing from 5.4 million MT in 2018 to 7.2 million MT in 2019)...

Rise of MPO Market Share in Bangladesh – Making Investment Opportunities Lucrative

During Jan. – June period of 2020, the market share of MPO has increased significantly and has put Malaysia at a respectable position in the palm oil market share in the Bangladesh’s palm oil market once more. Price competitiveness of MPO compared to Indonesian suppliers contributed mainly in the sa...

ATIGA – Catalyst for Palm Oil Trade in ASEAN

ASEAN is one of the vibrant economic regions in the world. The member countries of ASEAN, which include Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia, Philippines, Myanmar, Brunei, Indonesia, and Myanmar, have all shown strong GDP growth in the past years. Even during these testing times when the worl...

Lower Sunflower Seed Production In Romania To Spur Palm Oil Imports

With a total land area of almost 240,000 square km, Romania is the biggest country in the Balkan. It is very much an industrial country since overtaking agriculture as the main economic driver since 2007 when the country joined the European Union. With an agricultural land capacity of close to 15 mi...

Logistical Supports for Palm Oil Market Expansion in the United States

Market Background United States is the largest market for vegetable oils, accounted for approximately 80% of volumetric share in North American vegetable oils market in 2019. US dominates the oils and fats regional market, owing to its high consumption and export of oils. The future of US vegetable ...

Maintaining Malaysian Palm Oil Market Share in Sub-Saharan Africa

With a population of more than 1 billion people, the Sub-Saharan Africa palm oil market has been growing substantially in the last ten years. Despite having local palm oil production, the domestic requirement is greater than the region can supply by its own. In 2019, African countries produced about...

Export fostering: Prospects of countertrade

The history of barter schemes dates back thousands of years. Today, barter is actively used where, for some reason, it is not possible to use monetary schemes. In turn, the use of countertrade can expand the market penetration and significantly increase sales over the long term. In 2019, Malaysia ex...

Palm Oil, Looking Beyond The Pandemic

Before the country started limping back from the effects of the pandemic, another major event seemed to throw a spanner in the works. China made some incursions into Indian territory, resulting in a military confrontation and casualties on both sides. India was now faced with two major challenges, o...

China Palm Oil Market – Improving Malaysia’s Market Share

Introduction China’s palm oil imports have increased by almost 10 folds from 830,000 MT in 1992 to 7.6 million MT in 2019. During the same period, Malaysia’s exports also have grown 5 fold from 550,830 MT in 1992 to 2.49 million MT in 2019. Despite a significant increase in the volume of Malaysian p...

CPO Duty Exemption: Will Pakistan Buy More Malaysian CPO?

The recent announcement by the Malaysian government on the export duty exemption on palm oil has been lauded by many quarters. Exports of crude palm oil, crude palm kernel oil and processed palm kernel oil will all be exempted from duties from July through to December 2020. The move is part of the e...

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