Palm Oil Developments No.69 (December 2018) p1-4

Impact of US-China Bilateral Trade Tension on Malaysian Palm Oil

Yoong Jun Hao*, Nik Aznizan Nik Ibrahim*, Nazlin Ismail* and Insyirah Mohamad Shah*

China is one of the top three destinations besides Canada and Mexico for exports of agricultural and related products from the United States of America (US). In 2017, China imported USD 12.3 billion worth of soyabean from US. Purchases of US soyabean by China typically peak in October and November. Over the last five years, China takes in roughly 77% of her annual US soyabean purchases on average by 30 November.

Author information:
* Malaysian Palm Oil Board (MPOB),
6 Persiaran Institusi, Bandar Baru Bangi,
43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia.