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Emerging Markets: Evaluating Sub-Saharan Africa for Palm Oil Potential

Palm Oil Situation in Sub-Saharan Africa Sub-Saharan Africa with 1.08 billion population, is a place with many opportunities for business and development. As the total population increases over the years, the demand for oils and fats also has been increasing. The estimated consumption of palm oil wa...

Emerging Markets in Americas Region

Vegetable oils market in the Americas region is likely to gain momentum from a rise in the demand for healthy edible oil. Growing processed food industry in the region coupled with growth of the food service industry is further expected to aid the market growth of vegetable oils including palm oil. ...

Emerging Markets: Eurasian Economic Union

With the combined population of 190 million people and having GDP (PPP) of 5.0 trillion, the Eurasian Economic Union’s (EAEU) an economic union is a powerful trade partner on a global level located in central and northern Asia and Eastern Europe. Palm oil get on the markets in two ways: as raw...

Restrictions on Refined Palm Oil Import in India to Revitalize Palm Oil Refining Sector in Nepal

Nepal’s edible oil refining industries, which were suffering from underutilization of capacity since long, got a new life with the imposition of some restriction on imports of refined palm oil and palm olein on January 08, 2020 and has started issuing licenses to import refined palm olein from Nepal...

Would there be an Impulsive Consumption after the Covid-19 Lockdown is Lifted in China

End of Lockdown With the lockdown in Wuhan lifted on 8 Apr, China could be considered a country where covid-19 outbreak is official under controlled.  At the same time, recognizing the need to bring the economy back on track immediately, the country’s policymakers from central to local governme...

Impact of COVID–19 on Ramadan Consumption of Oils and Fats

Ramadan, the peak consumption period of oils and fat, especially palm oil in Bangladesh is about to commence. However, because of MCO (Movement Control Order) imposed by the Government to arrest spreading of COVID – 19, trading of oils and fats have fallen drastically to about one third of normal tr...

Continuing Impact Of COVID-19 Restrictions

The country is waiting with bated breath as the countdown to the ending of the extended session of the national lockdown is around the corner, on 3rd May 2020. Various states have already started lifting the restrictions partially, based on local conditions, but the central government is not too hap...

China’s Hog Production Growth – A Post-ASF Update

The African Swine Fever (ASF) epidemic, a viral disease that affects only pigs caused a series of changes in China’s live hog market. China Daily reported that, the viral disease caused the price of live hogs to reach a historical high of nearly RMB40 per kilogram in the third quarter of 2019 ...

China’s Cooking Oil Consumption Likely to Increase in 2020

The Chinese National Bureau of Statistics reported that in January – February 2020, the country’s retail sales fell by 20.5% or 1.3 billion yuan to 5.2 billion yuan compared to the same period last year. However, in the same period, the category of food products has registered a growth of 9.7% and t...

The Impact of the COVID-19 Crisis on the Trade and Consumption of Palm Oil in Italy.

The blow of the Coronavirus to Italy was fast and furious. The long-term effects on an already fragile economy are feared to be traumatic. The following is a first tentative assessment. The Italian COVID-19 Scenario The outbreak of the Coronavirus in Europe began in Italy. Around the middle of Febru...

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