Commodity News
HeadLine : Palm ends at record high on crude rally, supply woes
Date : Oct 7 2021
Malaysian palm oil futures closed at a record high on Wednesday, driven by a rally in crude prices and expectations of tighter supplies. The benchmark palm oil contract FCPOc3 for December delivery on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange closed up 133 ringgit, or 2.81%, at 4,871 ringgit a tonne ($1,165.03), marking its third consecutive day of gains. The contract had climbed as much as 3%, while the spot month contract FCPOc1 advanced to an all-time high of 5,067 ringgit ($1,216). The Malaysian Palm Oil Association estimated September production fell 1.44% from the month before to 1.68 million tonnes, traders said. Oil hit a multi-year high above $83 a barrel, supported by OPEC+’s refusal to ramp up production more rapidly against a backdrop of concern about tight energy supply globally. Stronger crude oil futures make palm a more attractive option for biodiesel feedstock.Soyoil prices on the Chicago Board of Trade BOcv1 were up 0.5%, after jumping nearly 4% in the previous session. The Dalian exchange is closed until Thursday for a public holiday. Palm oil is affected by price movements in related oils as they compete for a share in the global vegetable oils market. ndonesia conducted its first test flight using jet fuel partially from palm oil on Wednesday as the country plans to commercialize the fuel and seeks creative ways to use the edible oil domestically.

Source: Hellenic Shipping News
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