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On the Great Road from East to West

Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan are two countries located on the trade route from China to Europe, in the center of the vast territory formerly known as the Russian Empire. In the vastness of the former Empire, today there are many independent states united by economic and political alliances. One of such...

Iran : Potential Market for Malaysian Palm Oil

Introduction İran is located in Western Asia. İt has border at northwest by Armenia and Azerbaijan, at north Caspian Sea, at northeast Turkmenistan, at east Afghanistan, at southeast Pakistan, at south Persian Gulf and at the west Turkey and İraq. Population of İran is about 83 million, the most pop...

Potential for Malaysian Palm Oil in Sub-Saharan Africa Emerging Markets

Sub-Saharan Africa consists of 46 countries and more than 1 billion population. According to the MPOB data, there are 43 importing countries and territories of Malaysian palm oil from the region. Market conditions and requirements vary between countries in the region but the two major factors that d...

Can Mexico achieve self-sufficiency in palm oil production?

For many years, Mexico remained a net importer of oils and fats. Domestic productions of oils and fats are insufficient to meet the demand of the large population. Last year, Mexico produced 2.25 Mn T of oils and fats which meet about 65 percent of the domestic demand. Soybean oil production constit...

Vanaspati & Shortening Industries of Bangladesh – Loyal Consumer of Palm Oil

There are 4 major sectors in Bangladesh, namely household consumers, vanaspati & shortening industries, food processing industries and HORECA sector and these 4 sectors together are consuming almost 100% of annual consumption of 1.5 million tonnes of palm oil. Current annual production quantity ...

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...

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