March 20, 2023

Palm rallies to highest price since November

1 RM (Malaysian Ringgit) = 0.22 USD
1 USD = 0.82 GBP
*Note, exchange rates are for March 17

Malaysia palm prices CPO Settlement Price RM

Malaysia CPO Settlement Price RM March 2023

Malaysia’s Crude Palm Oil (CPO) settlement price held closed on a four-month high of 4,352 RM/tonne ($966.25) on March 3, the highest price since November 3 at 4,361($968.25) RM/tonne. The rally was short lived, with prices declining to 3,920 RM/tonne ($870.34) by March 17.

Forecast: Indonesia's biodiesel policy, dry weather to keep palm oil prices elevated

At a recent palm oil conference in Malaysia, palm market analyst Thomas Mielke said palm prices are likely to lift from July to December of this year, with a forecasted jump of nearly 16%.

In reporting by Reuters, Mielke said the strengthened prices would be attributed to a combination of El Nino weather patterns straining global inventories of cooking oil and Indonesia’s biodiesel policy increasing palm inclusion to 35%.

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