Palm Oil Price Outlook 2015: Live Coverage

The POC palm oil conference takes place this week in Kuala Lumpur. Delegates and traders around the world are eagerly awaiting what this year hold for palm oil supply, demand and prices, according to the industry's leading experts.The Public Ledger will bring ...

Market Report: Sunflower oil prices succumb to market pressures

Black Sea sunflower oil prices have taken a sharp tumble during the last six weeks, unable to withstand the pressures weighing on the wider vegetable oils market any longer.

POC 2015: Palm oil price set to tumble to 6-year low

Palm oil prices will in the second half of 2015 fall to their lowest level since the start of 2009, but may climb higher in the short term, delegates at the POC palm oil conference heard this week.

Editorial: How evil really is palm oil?

I spent most of this week at the POC palm oil conference in Kuala Lumpur, my fifth visit to the event, which has evolved into the most highly anticipated of the year. And it got me thinking.

Black Sea grain update: Ukraine grain exports continue, Russian crop improves

Grains harvest Ukraine has exported 24.7 million tonnes of grain since July 1, the same amount which traders sold abroad in the same period a year earlier, the agriculture ministry revealed on Wednesday (March 4).

Argentina grains forecast raised, Brazil lowered

Informa Economics increased its estimates of corn and soybean production in Argentina and lowered its crop estimates for Brazil, the private analytics firm said in a note on Tuesday (March 3).

Pecan halves still proving to be prone to increases

Pecans US pecan nut prices have shown renewed upward pressure of late, particularly on halves, due to the lower than anticipated crop last October/November and increasing demand from China.

Brazil road protest wanes, Argentina strike imminent

Truckers appear to have eased protests on key soy state highways in Brazil, following a two-week disruption, though Argentina may start a strike of its own.

South African raisin exporters adjust prices lower again

South African raisin prices have shown further downward pressure of late due to more competitive levels from Chile and because demand has not been str...

Hawaiian Host completes purchase of Mauna Loa

Hawaiian Host, a major chocolate-covered macadamia nut producer, has finalised its acquisition of Mauna Loa, a macadamia nut processor, from The Hersh...

POC 2015: Volatility hits palm sector

 Forecasting palm oil prices is harder than ever before, due to huge volatility in the market of late, said Chris Lavigne of Frost & Sullivan."The...

POC 2015: CPO recovery may be short lived

Crude palm oil futures are unlikely to recover any further for at least the next four months, according to a Malaysian trader.

POC 2015: Why Olam is betting on African palm

Africa is the ‘next frontier’ for palm oil, according to Sunny Verghese, chief executive of Olam International.Speaking at the Palm Oil Price Outlook ...

ICE US Review: Coffee down sharply with spec selling

ICE coffee futures ended sharply lower on Tuesday, seeing some follow-through speculative selling on recent losses. The market fell to its lowest leve...

ICE Canada Review: Canola Weighed Down By C$

THE ICE Futures Canada canola market finished weaker on Tuesday, as strength in the Canadian dollar weighed down values. The firmer loonie made canola...

CBOT Review: Soybeans mixed after choppy day

SOYBEAN futures at the Chicago Board of Trade were narrowly mixed at Tuesday’s close after seeing large price swings throughout the day. The nearby mo...

US imports less pepper in 2014

US imports of pepper decreased by 4% last year, the International Pepper Community (IPC) noted in its Weekly Prices Bulletin for the week to February ...

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Australian wheat set to continue feeling drought impact

Production of wheat, Australia's largest winter crop, will remain constrained hampered by drought next season despite an improvement in climatic conditions in r...

Vietnam coffee exports set to slow

Slow sales of Vietnamese coffee because of low prices may keep March exports as low as 90,000-110,00 tonnes, similar to February, when shipments dropped to a th...

Palm oil companies report mixed results

A number of major palm oil companies have reported fourth quarter results over the last week, with a mixed picture emerging in a market still characterized by p...

EU compound feed production down last year

Compound feed production in the EU fell to its lowest level since 2011 last year, according to the European Compound Feed Manufacturers’ Federation (Fefac).

Mixed spices

Global spice prices still prone to upward pressure in 2015

A comprehensive report from Rotterdam trader Catz International indicates that a number of key spices look set for continued firm prices this year.

Interview: "Managing risk and reputation are key, now more than ever"

Commodities trading companies have increasingly moved to become vertically integrated in recent years, with many of them also having plantations and production ...

Ukraine: Still eyeing China to boost corn exports

As Ukraine’s position of corn exporter has strengthened over the last year, the Black Sea country continues to set its eyes on boosting trade with China and loo...

White poppyseeds

Poppyseed market kept in check by lack of Indian buying

Turkish white poppyseed prices remain on the low side due to a lack of demand from India.

Almond trees

Rains a mixed blessing for US almond growing areas

Almond growing areas in Central and southern California received rainfall over the weekend of February 28 and March 1, Blue Diamond Growers reported.


Turkish sultana and raisin sales surging ahead

Sales of Turkish sultanas and raisins have continued to forge ahead with 233,429 tonnes of raw material registered between September 1 2014 and the end of Janua...

Gum Arabic

Gum Arabic faces upward pressure on lower than expected new crop yields

Global gum Arabic prices have been subjected to unexpected upward pressure after it was realised that the new crop in Kordofan, Sudan, was not as good as previo...