Oil Palm Industry Economic Journal Vol. 9 (1) March 2009 p. 14-19

Recent Developments of Malaysian Palm Oil Stock Level

Ahmad Borhan A Nordin and Mohd Arif Simeh
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The level of palm oil stock is a strong indicator of its price and it comprises crude palm oil and processed palm oil. In the past, the palm oil stock has for a long time hovered around 1 million tonnes, and this volume has become the psychological level below and above which prices tend to be bullish and bearish, respectively. The end stock mainly depends on the production and export of palm oil, while imports and local consumption play minor roles. Based on changes in the supply and demand factors, it was estimated that 1.8 million tonnes could be considered as the new level of palm oil stock for the Malaysian palm oil industry.

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