Boycotting vs Supporting Sustainable Palm Oil: What would you choose?

Love it or hate it, palm oil is a versatile ingredient found in almost 50% of products that require a fat component, from cooking oil to biscuit to shampoo. Anti-palm oil campaigns are driving consumers to boycott palm oil. But is that the solution? 

China Palm Oil Market – Improving Malaysia’s Market Share

Introduction China’s palm oil imports have increased by almost 10 folds from 830,000 MT in 1992 to 7.6 million MT in 2019. During the same period, Malaysia’s exports also have grown 5 fold from 550,830 MT in 1992 to 2.49 million MT in 2019. Despite a significant increase in the volume of Malaysian palm oil […]

International Palm Oil Sustainability Conference 2020

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CPO Duty Exemption: Will Pakistan Buy More Malaysian CPO?

The recent announcement by the Malaysian government on the export duty exemption on palm oil has been lauded by many quarters. Exports of crude palm oil, crude palm kernel oil and processed palm kernel oil will all be exempted from duties from July through to December 2020. The move is part of the economic stimulus […]

India’s palm oil imports climb to 5-month high on low stockpiles

NEW DELHI (July 7): Palm oil imports by India climbed to a five-month high in June as traders and refiners in the world’s biggest buyer increased purchases to replenish stockpiles. Inbound shipments increased 45.5% from a month earlier to 562,932 tons, the Solvent Extractors’ Association of India said in an emailed statement on Tuesday. Purchases […]

96.04% of oil palm estates have achieved MSPO certification — MPOB

KUALA LUMPUR (July 6): As of June 30, some 3,040 oil palm estates or 96.04% of the total, comprising 4.06 million hectares, have obtained the Malaysian Sustainable Palm Oil (MSPO) certification, up from the 1,753 estates (71.1%) comprising 2.97 million hectares on Dec 31, 2019. In a statement today, Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB) director-general […]

Summary of MPOC & BMD’s Joint POINTERS

Malaysian Palm Oil Council (MPOC) and Bursa Malaysia Derivatives (BMD) collaborated to present a ‘Special Edition’ of POINTERS which was organized form 22 – 28 June 2020. This POINTERS featured presentations from an esteemed panel of 10 speakers who shared their views on on industry developments, price outlook, the impact of Covid-19 on the demand […]

World Chocolate Day

MPOC celebrates World Chocolate Day 2020 Healthy Bites Homemade Chocolate Spread Souffle Try this chef-crafted recipe by Chef Jean Mitchel Recipes Chocolate Chip Cookies Tomato, Chocolate & Nut Lollies Banana Chocolate Muffin Peanut Butter Crunch Brownies

Palm oil and chocolates – what’s the connection?

Palm oil and chocolates – what’s the connection? Palm oil is found in almost 50% of food products in the supermarket requiring a fat component. From chocolates to biscuits and peanut butter to ice-cream, palm oil in its various forms and derivatives are a common ingredient in these food products. This is probably the most […]

Growth Avenues for Malaysian Palm Oil in Sub-Saharan Africa

Introduction Sub-Saharan Africa has always been a palm oil friendly region with 69% or approximately 7.1 million MT of oils and fats consumption being palm oil. Last year, this region imported a total of 2 million MT of Malaysian palm oil. Though palm oil is locally produced in this region, palm oil imports are also […]
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