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January 8, 2018
With stiff competition from soybean and rapeseed oils, palm oil faced a tough year during MY2017/18.
November 30, 2017
This report is to update readers on the new JAKIM halal requirements for processing plants of “Animal based further products, milk and egg products.”
November 30, 2017
This is an update to Post’s standing FAIRS report, with an update on JAKIM halal requirements for “animal based further products, milk and eggs products”; and guidelines on implementation....
November 24, 2017
With per capita income of over $9,120 and a middle and upper class making up 50 percent of the population, Malaysia shows good potential for growth as a market for high value consumer products.
November 24, 2017
Malaysia has a dynamic hotel and restaurant industry. Changing lifestyles and growing middle class underpin demand.
November 14, 2017
Malaysia’s retail sector is forecast to grow at 3 percent due to cautious consumer spending, increased subsidy rationalization and effects from the introduction of a goods and services tax....
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....
May 3, 2017
For 2017/18, domestic consumption for the domestic spinning industry is forecast at 55,000 tons slightly higher than 2016/17 forecast at 54,430 tons....
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....
April 6, 2017
Read how the USDA Borlaug Fellowship Program supported research to fight devastating disease and insects in the production of Malaysian cocoa.
March 30, 2017
On March 16, FAS Kuala Lumpur paid a visit to Port Klang to witness discharge of U.S. corn from a Panamax cargo of 68,100 tons.
March 30, 2017
For 2016/17 total overall imports of corn into Malaysia are forecast to drop to 3.8 million tons.Even so, U.S. exports of corn are likely to increase to 150,000 tons....
December 15, 2016
There are no significant changes to report from the previous submission.
December 14, 2016
This is an update to Post’s standing FAIRS report, with a few changes from last year including new regulations regarding alcoholic beverages; distilled dried grain with solubles (DDGSs) and Corn...
December 8, 2016
Malaysia has a dynamic hotel and restaurant industry. Changing lifestyles and growing middle class underpin demand.

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