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April 17, 2018
Palm oil production is forecast to marginally increase to 20.5 million tons in 2017/18 from 18.8 million tons in 2016/17.
January 8, 2018
With stiff competition from soybean and rapeseed oils, palm oil faced a tough year during MY2017/18.
November 7, 2017
The overall food processing sector is growing 3 percent per year, with dairy, bakery, and processed fish products leading.
October 27, 2017
Labor shortages, compulsory holidays (including three major ones in August and September) as well as voluntary holidays tacked on to create longer leave meant there were fewer days left to collect....
October 27, 2017
The planned rollout of 10 percent biodiesel blend (B10), initially scheduled on July 1, 2016, and deferred to January 1, 2017, has been postponed indefinitely.
October 25, 2017
There have not been any significant developments since last year’s 2016 report....
August 3, 2017
The Government of Malaysia (GOM) decision not to extend the amnesty program for undocumented illegal foreign workers beyond July 1, 2017 saw the industry facing an acute shortage of manual labor.
May 10, 2017
U.S Distiller’s Dried Grains with Solubles (DDGS) has a potential growth market in Malaysia as corn and soybean meal become more expensive....
April 11, 2017
Palm oil production is expected to increase from 17.7 million tons in 2015/16 to 19.4 million tons in 2016/17 and to 21 million tons in 2017/18 due to palm trees recovering from tree stress....
December 15, 2016
There are no significant changes to report from the previous submission.
August 1, 2016
Implementation of the 10 percent biodiesel blend (B10) planned for July 1, 2016 has been postponed to the end of the year, but, realistically, Post believes it will likely be implemented in...
March 21, 2016
Palm oil production is forecast to drop from 19.8 million tons in 2014/15 to a low of 19.5 million tons in 2015/16...
December 15, 2015
This report includes updates for the palm oil PS&D table, including final figures for the 2014/15 Oct/Sept. marketing year (MY). MY 2014/15 output was dampened by floods affecting East Coast Malaysia
October 9, 2015
A replanting program will allocate $22.7 million to replant 83,000 ha of old palm oil estates for a three month period starting October 1 to December 31, 2015.
September 23, 2015
With full implementation of a 7 percent blend in 2015, biodiesel production is forecast to reach 537 million liters, up from 359 million liters in 2014.
April 28, 2015
Due to lower than forecast production in the first 6 months and expectations for a return to slightly above trend yields for the remainder of 2014/15, palm oil output is forecast at 19.5 million tons.
March 24, 2015
As a result of lower than expected yields during the first half of the marketing year, the 2014/15 palm oil production forecast is lowered to 20 million tons.
January 21, 2015
Severe floods on the east coast of Peninsular Malaysia last month caused production to drop 22.5 percent compared to November.
January 8, 2015
Recent floods on the East Coast of peninsular Malaysia may result in CPO production declining up to 15 percent for the month of December.