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January 15, 2018
On January 5, 2018, the Ministry of Agriculture issued decree No. 35/2018, renewing U.S. Fresh Foods of Plant Origin (FFPO) recognition for an additional three years.
February 14, 2018
With new mature area entering full production and expectations for above trend yields, the 2017/18 palm oil production forecast is maintained at 38.5 million tons, a 5.5 percent increase from 2016/17.
December 4, 2017
Due to favorable growing conditions and reports of higher production throughout the sector, palm oil production is forecast to reach 38.5 million tons in 2017/18, and 2016/17 output is revised....
August 1, 2017
The dry season is arriving later than average throughout Indonesia, thus allowing the expansion of third cycle crop plantings on unirrigated lands.
July 31, 2017
Indonesian palm oil production is expected to benefit from favorable weather conditions in the upcoming months, fueling production increases.
March 20, 2017
The El Nino weather phenomenon that led to dry conditions throughout 2015 and 2016 has ended.
February 1, 2017
Indonesia is experiencing a mild La Niña event, resulting in increased rainfall and pushing palm oil production back to normal levels.
December 16, 2016
Post’s marketing year (MY) 2015/16 wheat import estimate to Indonesia is revised from 7.6 to 8.9 million metric tons (MMT)..
December 2, 2016
A La Nina event is expected to sustain itself into early 2017, resulting in an early onset rainy season, and providing relief to Indonesia’s palm oil industry from the dryness...
August 2, 2016
Post reduces MY 2015/16 production estimates to 32 million metric tons (MMT), following the 2015 El-Nino weather event that resulted in drought in key production areas.
March 21, 2016
Palm oil production estimates for 2015/16 remain unchanged at 33 million metric tons.
February 10, 2016
Palm oil production declines are expected to arrive starting in December 2015 and extend throughout the next six to nine months.
December 3, 2015
Indonesia is experiencing an El Nino event characterized by atypical dryness throughout much of its palm oil production regions.
August 5, 2015
Palm oil production continues to expand as young plantations mature.
June 22, 2015
A levy on palm oil exports will be created as the result of Indonesian regulations 24/2015 and 61/2015. The levy will be used primarily to fund biodiesel subsidies.
March 30, 2015
The Indonesian Agricultural Quarantine Agency (IAQA) has confirmed the terms required for the continued shipments of fresh food of plant origin following the U.S. FDA recall of apples due to Listeria.
March 25, 2015
Indonesian CPO production is expected to reach a record 35 MMT in MY 2015/16 despite the continued slowdown of planting area expansion.
February 2, 2015
2014/15 palm oil production is revised down based on deficient rainfall in southern Sumatera and central Kalimantan.
December 4, 2014
Post revises 2013/14 crude palm oil (CPO) production down by 500,000 metric tons (MT) to 30.5 million MT.