AIRLINK 88.80 Decreased By ▼ -0.90 (-1%)
BOP 4.84 Decreased By ▼ -0.12 (-2.42%)
CNERGY 3.96 Decreased By ▼ -0.07 (-1.74%)
DFML 40.15 Decreased By ▼ -0.41 (-1.01%)
DGKC 90.25 Decreased By ▼ -0.15 (-0.17%)
FCCL 22.99 Decreased By ▼ -0.10 (-0.43%)
FFBL 33.50 Decreased By ▼ -0.80 (-2.33%)
FFL 9.14 Increased By ▲ 0.06 (0.66%)
GGL 9.91 Decreased By ▼ -0.03 (-0.3%)
HASCOL 6.05 Decreased By ▼ -0.04 (-0.66%)
HBL 125.62 Decreased By ▼ -1.37 (-1.08%)
HUBC 163.72 Decreased By ▼ -1.53 (-0.93%)
HUMNL 10.77 Decreased By ▼ -0.06 (-0.55%)
KEL 4.41 Decreased By ▼ -0.11 (-2.43%)
KOSM 4.23 Decreased By ▼ -0.11 (-2.53%)
MLCF 38.00 Increased By ▲ 0.10 (0.26%)
OGDC 128.81 Decreased By ▼ -3.37 (-2.55%)
PAEL 24.85 Decreased By ▼ -0.02 (-0.08%)
PIBTL 6.14 Increased By ▲ 0.06 (0.99%)
PPL 116.66 Decreased By ▼ -1.58 (-1.34%)
PRL 24.15 Decreased By ▼ -0.15 (-0.62%)
PTC 12.00 Decreased By ▼ -0.15 (-1.23%)
SEARL 57.92 Decreased By ▼ -0.53 (-0.91%)
SNGP 64.25 Decreased By ▼ -0.30 (-0.46%)
SSGC 9.66 Decreased By ▼ -0.10 (-1.02%)
TELE 7.60 Decreased By ▼ -0.07 (-0.91%)
TPLP 8.98 Decreased By ▼ -0.20 (-2.18%)
TRG 62.80 Decreased By ▼ -0.60 (-0.95%)
UNITY 29.66 Increased By ▲ 2.49 (9.16%)
WTL 1.28 Increased By ▲ 0.01 (0.79%)
BR100 8,246 Decreased By -46.1 (-0.56%)
BR30 26,414 Decreased By -199.7 (-0.75%)
KSE100 77,941 Decreased By -291.5 (-0.37%)
KSE30 25,187 Decreased By -117 (-0.46%)

KUALA LUMPUR: Palm oil inventories at the world’s biggest grower Indonesia is expected to shrink by almost half to 2.67 million tonnes by the end of 2021 as a rise in demand is seen outpacing production, the Indonesian Palm Oil Association (GAPKI) said on Wednesday.

That would mark a 45% decline to multi-year lows from 4.87 million tonnes at the end of 2020.

Production in the Southeast Asian nation, which had been curbed by La Nina-induced wet weather conditions last year, is seen rising 4% from 2020 to 49 million tonnes, said Togar Sitanggang, GAPKI vice-chairman at the Virtual Palm and Lauric Oils Price Outlook Conference.

“vaccine is underway, good results will create better demand,” he said.

Togar pegged total palm oil export and domestic demand for the edible oil, used in everything from biscuits to biofuel, to jump 9% from the year before.

Exports are seen rising to 37.6 million tonnes in 2021 from 34 million tonnes last year, while local consumption is also seen higher as biodiesel and oleochemical use rises.

Indonesia had increased export levies to finance its B30 biodiesel programme after the COVID-19 pandemic triggered a collapse in crude oil prices.

The B30 mandate stipulates that diesel in Indonesia contains 30% fatty acid methyl ester (FAME) made out of palm oil. It is seen as key to increasing local consumption of the commodity and support prices.

“With the current market situation and the current rate of the levy we have enough money until the end of the year (to support the biodiesel programme), however, the government must respond fast to any changes in the market,” Togar said.

He forecast Indonesian crude palm oil to trade at $1,000-$1,150 per tonne during the first half of this year.

Benchmark crude palm oil prices in No.2 producer Malaysia is trading at an average of 3,638 ringgit ($883.01) per tonne so far this year.

Global palm oil production is likely to rebound by 3.2 million tonnes in the 2020/21 crop year, leading analyst Thomas Mielke said on Wednesday.

Indonesia’s palm oil output is seen up 3.3 million tonnes while Malaysian production is likely to fall 500,000 tonnes in the 2021/21 year, Mielke, head of Hamburg-based analyst firm Oil World, said at the Virtual Palm and Lauric Oils Price Outlook Conference.

Global palm oil consumption is likely to see a slight recovery of less than 1 million tonnes in 2020/21, Mielke said, adding that prices of edible oils are likely to peak within the next four weeks.

SINGAPORE: Palm oil may drop to 3,798 ringgit per tonne, as it may have completed a bounce from 3,667 ringgit.

The bounce ended around a resistance at 3,991 ringgit, after the formation of an exhaustion gap forming on Tuesday. This gap will be filled.

The downtrend from 4,192 ringgit has resumed, driven by a wave C, which is capable of travelling into 3,554-3,676 ringgit range.

Comments

Comments are closed.