Tag: Malaysia

Malaysian palm oil stocks, production, exports and imports all fall in January

Malaysian palm oil stocks, production, exports and imports all fall in January

February 10, 2016 |

In Malaysia, January palm oil stocks fell more than 12% from December to 2.31 million metric tons, while crude palm oil stocks fell more than 18% to 1.30 million tons, similar to the 19% drop in CPO production at 1.13 million tons. Biodiesel exports during the month sank to just 61 tons from 10,004 tons […]

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El Niño seen shrinking Malaysian palm oil production and supporting CPO prices

El Niño seen shrinking Malaysian palm oil production and supporting CPO prices

January 28, 2016 |

In Malaysia, the national palm oil council expects El Niño to negatively impact production during 2016, which combined with Indonesia’s desire to continue towards blending 20% biodiesel are expected to introduce enough uncertainties in the market to keep crude palm oil prices above 2015 levels. The council believes prices will be on average $616 per […]

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Indonesia and Malaysia may have to rethink biodiesel with oil at half price

Indonesia and Malaysia may have to rethink biodiesel with oil at half price

January 14, 2016 |

In Indonesia and Malaysia, as much as the countries want to boost their blending mandates for palm oil biodiesel, the fact that the vegetable oil is twice the price as the fossil fuel alternative is putting a hitch in the economic plans to further roll out biofuels. Oil has fallen to 12-year lows while Indonesia […]

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Low production sees Malaysian palm oil stocks fall by 5% in December

Low production sees Malaysian palm oil stocks fall by 5% in December

January 7, 2016 |

In Malaysia, low palm oil production has forced the country to tap into its reserves for the first time since June, likely cutting stocks by more than 5% to 2.76 million metric tons. Production fell by 18% but was partly compensated by 7% few exports. Production is expected to fall further during January and February, […]

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Malaysia’s November exports shrink to a trickle but 2015 total still up from 2014

Malaysia’s November exports shrink to a trickle but 2015 total still up from 2014

December 10, 2015 |

In Malaysia, biodiesel exports collapsed in November to just 82 metric tons, down from 11,334 tons exported in October or the 22,753 tons exported in November 2014. The last time so little biodiesel was exported was in October 2012 at just 60 tons. That being said, this year’s exports through November totaled 168,917 tons, up […]

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Scania teams with Malaysia to look at MSW-based biofuels

Scania teams with Malaysia to look at MSW-based biofuels

December 8, 2015 |

In Malaysia, Scania and the Malaysia Innovation Agency have signed an agreement to jointly develop opportunities for biofuel production MSW including an initial scoping study that will look at identification of possible project locations, price and market demand projections and economic and operational feasibility. The technology to process MSW nor the type of fuel to […]

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Malaysian palm oil refiners want joint policies with Indonesia

Malaysian palm oil refiners want joint policies with Indonesia

November 27, 2015 |

In Malaysia, as Indonesia’s palm oil producers focus on the domestic market, the country’s refiners are concerned about losing access to crude palm oil as CPO producers look to fill the gap in the market left by Indonesia. The national refiners association is calling for a joint policy with Indonesia to ensure the same market […]

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Malaysian biodiesel and palm oil exports up in September

Malaysian biodiesel and palm oil exports up in September

October 14, 2015 |

In Malaysia, biodiesel exports in September rose nearly 94% on the month to 31,423 metric tons from just 16,201 tons in August, while palm oil exports rose more than 4% to 1.678 million tons. Crude palm oil imports also fell in September to 8,274 tons, down nearly 69% on the month while palm oil imports […]

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Malaysia and Indonesia team to create Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries

Malaysia and Indonesia team to create Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries

October 14, 2015 |

In Malaysia and Indonesia, the two countries have decided to create the Council of Palm Oil Producing Countries (CPOPC) to better facilitate production and trade of palm oil in the country. Part of the work to be undertaken by the council is to streamline to two countries’ sustainable palm oil initiatives. Environmental sustainability, value addition for […]

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Malaysia to limit Indonesian palm oil imports

Malaysia to limit Indonesian palm oil imports

October 6, 2015 |

In Malaysia, the country is preparing to limit Indonesian palm oil imports so as to maintain stocks around the 2 million metric ton level, compared to the 2.49 million tons on hand as of August and the estimated 3 million tons stocks would reach if imports weren’t limited. Though implementation of the B10 policy would […]

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