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Palm slips on concerns over rising output, lower-than-expected exports

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KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysian palm oil futures inched straight down on Thursday, falling for a secondly straight day on lower-than-expected Sept. 1-10 exports and even rising production, but some sort of marginal rise in August arrays capped losses.

The standard palm oil contract for November shipping on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange closed straight down 2 ringgit, or zero.07%, at 2,812 ringgit ($675.64) some sort of tonne, after rising just as much as 1% during the session.

Malaysia’s palm oil stocks at the end of July rose 0.06% via July to 1.7 zillion tonnes, lower than the a few.4% increase predicted by the Reuters survey, as imports slumped and domestic intake picked up, the Malaysian Palm Oil Board data confirmed.

Crude palm oil output went up 3.07% to a two-month high of 1.86 zillion tonnes, MPOB said.

“The market this morning was trading on the likelihood of lower require from Sept. 1-15 onwards, and as supply levels with Malaysia and Indonesia slowly and gradually increase moving forward,” mentioned Marcello Cultrera, institutional income manager and broker with Phillip Futures in Kuala Lumpur.

Exports from Malaysia during Sept. 1-10 expanded 10% from August, in accordance with cargo surveyors. That had missed market estimates of a 13% increase, said Cultrera.

Weakness in Dalian palm and even rumours of higher production around no.1 exporter also pressured prices, some sort of Kuala Lumpur-based trader mentioned.

Dalian’s most-active soyoil deal fell 0.47%, while the palm oil contract slipped zero.24%. Soyoil prices on the Chicago Board regarding Trade were down zero.15%.

Palm oil is definitely affected by price movements around related oils as they be competitive for a share in the world-wide vegetable oils market.

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