Thursday, June 2, 2022
Malaysia may review exports of palm kernel cake to ensure chicken feed supply
Malaysia's Ministry of Plantation Industries and Commodities may review its export policy on palm kernel cake, to ensure chicken feed supply and stabilise stocks of the meat in the country, Reuters reported.
Monday, October 12, 2015
Firm corn, besieged soy, overabundant palm
Corn's falling harvest strives to match slack demand but soy faces bloated marketfundamentals; both from its own inventories and those of substitute oilseeds. Though the USDA's most recent monthly report nominally cut both feed grain and so ...
Tuesday, March 31, 2015
Soya beans, soya meal and palm: An emerging oversupply of oilseeds
Although soymeal shortages delayed the inevitable market adjustment, a catching up of soy harvests with demand exposes an oilseed glut that had been gathering pace for a decade. Unless North America has unusually, rare instance of bad weath ...
Friday, January 9, 2015
Beans, palm trees and greenbacks: Deflationary clouds on feed market horizon before looming USDA report
Biofuels, rising US dollar poised to transmit crude oil deflation into the feed market. Currency changes make palm's recent rally less than it seems. Unless next week's USDA WASDE report swings a very big supply-side surprise, a new round o ...
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Cargill plans US$1 billion investment in Indonesian palm and poultry
Cargill may invest US$1 billion in Indonesia over the next three to four years, with a focus on entering the country's poultry sector and expanding its palm business there, the CEO of the company told Reuters.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Global palm oil crop forecast cut amid dry weather
October 29, 2014 Global palm oil crop forecast cut amid dry weather   Global output of palm oil will be smaller than estimated a month ago amid dry weather in top producers Indonesia and Malaysia, Oil World said. Palm oil is used to produce ...
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Palm to create an oilseed feed bonanza?
Helped along by export tax cuts, palm oil is undercutting soy oil, bruising the latter's exporter crushing margins and threatening to bring protein meal prices down another notch. Having already fallen below US$3.30/bushel, corn entered the ...
Friday, August 22, 2014
Bountiful bean stalks, prolific palm trees and deflating market fundamentals
Ultra low old crop supplies and a record shattering harvest leads to wide trading spreads. With large coincident soy, rapeseed and palm harvests on the way, oilseeds prices will soften. Soybeans have fallen 31% in three months and it curren ...
Monday, July 28, 2014
Palm oil prices slid ahead of Eid al-Fitr celebrations
Malaysian palm oil futures slid to their lowest in nearly a year last Wednesday, pulled down by a bumper US soybean crop, and an uptick in output ahead of Eid al-Fitr. Palm oil is used to produce specialty fats for the animal feed industry, ...
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Beans today, palm leaves tomorrow
Chinese demand and unexpectedly smooth Brazilian logistics lifted soy prices while rainy Southeast Asian weather depressed palm oil. Expect these trends to reverse themselves later in the year. Although the USDA's latest crop report paints ...
Monday, May 12, 2014
Indonesia's 2014 palm oil output to exceed 28 million tonnes
Against concerns of the effects of drought earlier this year and an upcoming El Nino weather phenomenon, Indonesia's palm oil output is expected to exceed 28 million tonnes this year. A drought in January and February in Malaysia and Indone ...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Corn firms up as soy, palm, oilseed fundamentals weaken
China's feed demand has fallen two years in a row. Importing 11 to 13 times soy than corn, the former will be impacted far more strongly than the latter. Coming at a time of year when overly optimistic crop estimates frequently pull down pr ...
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Palm trees, a Black Sea and deflating oilseeds
An early year palm oil rally is checkmated by bloated inventories in Canada and South America, surging Ukrainian exports and faltering Chinese feed demand. Although the Black Sea is well known for its impact on grain markets, the oilseed co ...
Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Russia backs off but feed grains, palm & oilseeds keep tightening up
A constellation of factors including droughts, thin US inventories, technical buying, biofuel policies and congested Latin American ports continue to push up the cost of feed crops and palm oil. With Russia's president announcing it had no ...
Monday, March 3, 2014
Guns and nervous beans, biofuel and dry palm leaves
How Russians and rapeseed, biofuel policiesand drought are shaking feed crop markets all the way to the equator. The old Chinese saying that prices go up when the army marches was proven true over the last few days. Russia's invasion of Ukr ...

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