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Rising Prices and Its Impact in India

In the Indian food sector, vegetable oils play an important role, both in nutrition and household budgets. This is signified by India’s need to import around 60-65% of vegetable oils requirement. After a rally in the prices of oilseeds and edible oils during the first wave of COVID pandemic amid loc...

Growth of Malaysian Palm Kernel Shell in Japan

Introduction Palm kernel shells (PKS) are the shell fractions left after the nut has been extracted from crushing operation in the palm oil mill. PKS can be used in industrial boilers, furnaces and foundries, brick kilns, residential and commercial heating, and light-weight aggregate for concrete as...

Palm Oil Market Potentials in Maghreb Countries (Morocco, Algeria & Tunisia)

Maghreb countries such as Morocco, Algeria and Tunisia have a good potential for the palm oil export destination in the region. The uptrend recorded for the last few years shows the high prospect of additional demand in the years ahead and emerged as another attractive market for palm oil in the MEN...

Infographic – Market Update & Opportunities in Sub Saharan Africa

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Malaysian Palm Cooking Oil Consortium: The Possible Way Out for Malaysia to Penetrate China’s Cooking Oil Market

Introduction Palm oil has been used mainly in food applications in the Chinese market, be it for food processing, bakeries or as cooking oil. The total consumption of palm oil among these industries accounts for approximately 70% of the total palm oil consumption in China.  Nevertheless, most o...

The Importance of CPO Exports in the Sub-Saharan Africa’s Overall Palm Oil Market

In 2020 Malaysian palm oil exports performance to the Sub-Saharan Africa region showed a tremendous improvement with a 34.09% jump in export volume from 2.015 million MT to 2.702 million MT. In terms of value, this represents a 60.2% increase from RM4.938 billion registered in 2019 to RM7.909 in 202...

Trade agreements to boost Malaysian palm oil in Sub-Saharan Africa

Good majority of the countries in Sub-Saharan Africa is located around the equator, which makes the climate ideal for palm oil production. Nigeria is the largest palm oil producing country in Sub-Saharan Africa with 1.28 Million MT of palm oil production last year. Other countries like Ghana, Cote D...

Palm-Based Cooking Oil – Overcoming Barriers in China’s Household Sector

1. Introduction China‘s household market is one of the major consumers segment of palm oil in the country. In terms of volume consumed, it ranks second behind instant noodles (Refer to figure 1). Based on industrial experts feedbacks and MPOC estimates, China’s household sector accounts for 28% of t...

The importance of the establishment of palm oil logistics in the United States in supporting MPO market expansion.

With a population of around 330 million people, the United States is the ultimate market for oils and fats exporters. The consumption of edible fats and oils, including palm oil, has undergone considerable change in the U.S. over the past decade. Several factors, including consumer awareness of nutr...

Addressing Food Security Issues in Iraq through Malaysian Palm Oil

Iraq, a country with 39 million people is considered as one of the countries with the most vulnerable political and socio-economic environment. In addition to the local population, the country also has 1.6 million displaced refugees including 250,000 from Syria.  Based on UN estimates, about 4....

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