December 15, 2022

Weaker edible oil prices contribute to the drop in the palm market

1 RM (Malaysian Ringgit) = 0.23 USD
1 USD = 0.81 GBP
*Note, exchange rates are for December 13

Malaysia palm prices CPO Settlement Price RM

Malaysia palm prices CPO Settlement Price RM DEC 22

November’s volatility carried over into December with Malaysia’s Crude Palm Oil (CPO) settlement prices seeing a 60-day low of 3737 RM/tonne ($843.76) on December 12. The average CPO price for the first nine trading days of the month was 3958 RM/tonne ($893.66), seeing a high of 4094 RM/tonne ($924.36) on December 6.

Palm posts biggest drop in 2-1/2 months as rival oils slump weighs

The decrease in palm prices was a result of edible oil prices and crude oil taking a dive. According to reporting by Reuters, “palm was down due to ‘spillover weakness from the Dalian Commodity Exchange’ after a bearish monthly world agricultural supply-and-demand estimates report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture dragged down the commodity market on Friday.”

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