Malaysian palm oil production and stocks keep rising while demand remains under pressure. These dynamics have pushed palm oil pricing lower over the last few weeks. October stocks—at 2.7 MMT—are well above the month prior (up by 8 percent) and last year (an increase of 24 percent). Meanwhile, Indonesian stocks are estimated at over 4.6 MMT, putting combined inventories for the two countries at more than 7.3 MMT.
Malaysia exported 1.25 MMT of palm oil during November, down 20 percent from October and down 8 percent year over year. Exports of crude palm oil were actually 27 percent higher month over month, but RBD palm olein exports (the largest category of palm oil exports) were down 30 percent.
Malaysian palm oil monthly stocks