Oil Palm Industry Economic Journal Vol. 8 (1) March 2008 p. 1-11

Changing Market Trends in the Oils and Fats Sector

Sabri Ahmad, Salmiah Ahmad, Faizah Mohd Shariff, N Balu and Nik Abdullah Nik Idris
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The contribution of the oil palm industry to Malaysia’s economic development has indeed been impressive. Changing market trends and rapid developments in competing oils has, nevertheless, continued to pose challenges to palm oil in terms of market opportunities. This article provides an overview of the developments that the oils and fats industry has undergone in terms of world balance, with special reference to palm oil price and market performance.

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