April 14, 2023

Low March inventories see April palm market gains

1 RM (Malaysian Ringgit) = 0.23 USD
1 USD = 0.80 GBP

*Exchange rates calculated on April 13

Malaysia palm prices CPO Settlement Price RM

Malaysia CPO Settlement Price RM April 13

Following a 17-week high of 4,352 RM/tonne ($986.29) on March 3, Malaysia’s Crude Palm Oil (CPO) settlement price went into decline for the remainder of the month, closing at 3,761 RM/tonne ($852.35) on March 31. Going into April, the market has made modest gains, seeing a high of 3,966 RM/tonne ($898.81) on April 4. As of April 13, the CPO settlement price had declined to 3,713 RM/tonne ($841.47).

Analysis: Palm oil gains on smaller March inventories

In reporting by Reuters, the overall increase in Malaysia’s palm oil futures was attributed to low March inventories.

“Malaysia's palm oil inventories at end-March plunged 21.08% from the previous month to 1.67 million tonnes as exports surged, data by the Malaysian Palm Oil Board showed on Monday,” says the report.

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