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Indian palm oil importers have effectively stopped all purchases from Malaysia after the government privately warned them to shun product from the country following a diplomatic spat, industry and government sources said.

The warning, issued last week, comes almost in parallel with New Delhi's move to restrict imports of refined palm oil and palmolein after Malaysia's Prime Minister criticised India's actions in Kashmir and its new citizenship law.

Currently, Indian buyers are not making any crude or refined palm oil purchases from top supplier Malaysia, at least five industry sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.


"Officially there is no ban on crude palm oil imports from Malaysia, but nobody's buying due to government's instructions," said a leading refiner, adding that buyers now import from Indonesia despite paying a premium to prices in Malaysia.

India is the world's largest buyer of palm oil and the move to effectively block imports from Malaysia could put pressure on palm oil prices in Malaysia and push up palm oil inventories in the country.

Malaysian prices FCPOc3 set the global benchmark for palm oil prices. The move could also benefit Indonesia - the world's largest exporter of crude palm oil (CPO).

"We could import CPO from Malaysia, but the government has warned: 'Don't come to us if your shipments get stuck,'" said a Mumbai-based trader, adding "no one wants to see their shipments get stuck at ports."

India's government has not made any public remarks about Malaysian palm oil. The commerce ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Monday.

Palm oil accounts for nearly two-thirds of India's total edible oil imports. India buys more than 9 million tonnes of palm oil annually, mainly from Indonesia and Malaysia.

Indian refiners and traders have shifted almost all palm oil purchases to Indonesia, despite having to pay a $10 per tonne premium over Malaysian prices, four traders told Reuters.

Malaysian crude palm oil for February shipment was available at $800 a tonne on a free-on-board (FOB) basis, compared to $810 from Indonesia, traders said.

"Like everyone else, we are paying a premium for Indonesian supplies. For a small profit we can't gamble," said a refiner based at Kolkata

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Pakistan should import the palm oil from Malaysia.
Below are the 15 countries that spent the most on imported palm oil during 2018.

  1. India: US$5.5 billion (17.5% of total palm oil imports)
  2. China: $3.4 billion (10.8%)
  3. Pakistan: $1.9 billion (6.1%)
  4. Netherlands: $1.8 billion (5.7%)
  5. Spain: $1.3 billion (4.2%)
  6. United States: $1.1 billion (3.6%)
  7. Bangladesh: $1 billion (3.3%)
  8. Italy: $997 million (3.2%)
  9. Russia: $748.4 million (2.4%)
  10. Egypt: $686.2 million (2.2%)
 

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Below are the 15 countries that spent the most on imported palm oil during 2018.

  1. India: US$5.5 billion (17.5% of total palm oil imports)
  2. China: $3.4 billion (10.8%)
  3. Pakistan: $1.9 billion (6.1%)
  4. Netherlands: $1.8 billion (5.7%)
  5. Spain: $1.3 billion (4.2%)
  6. United States: $1.1 billion (3.6%)
  7. Bangladesh: $1 billion (3.3%)
  8. Italy: $997 million (3.2%)
  9. Russia: $748.4 million (2.4%)
  10. Egypt: $686.2 million (2.2%)
India is Malaysia's biggest purchaser of palm oil. Now that we have effectively stopped all palm oil imports from Malaysia, this will only result in building up their palm oil reserves. Also, Pak is no match to replace India in this regard

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Pakistan should import the palm oil from Malaysia.
Pak already does and is the 3rd largest importer of Malaysian palm oil

lolllzzz cry baby india when you will take your cheap labor from Malaysia too ?
We do what is advantageous to us and what would dent them. Why'd we wanna pull back our work force when there's inflow of remittances!! Also, Tamilians are the largest Indian sect in Malaysia, forming the 3rd largest group after Malays & Chinese with most of the current generation born there. They've been embedded in the society and are naturalized citizens
 

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lolllzzz cry baby india when you will take your cheap labor from Malaysia too ?
We didnt send them.
If they are illegal they can send them back and if they are legal and still try to send back then we will use next options .
Cooperation is a two way bridge .
If they are not respecting it then we also dont have to.

Mahathir gets unnecessarily involved in matters that doesnt concern him.
 

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We didnt send them.
If they are illegal they can send them back and if they are legal and still try to send back then we will use next options .
Cooperation is a two way bridge .
If they are not respecting it then we also dont have to.

Mahathir gets unnecessarily involved in matters that doesnt concern him.
I am calling bs on the article.

If it is true, watch prices commercial prices of palm oil based product shoot up in public. The reason India is biggest importer of palm oil is because its the cheapest one out there, strains the public less.
 

SrNair

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I am calling bs on the article.

If it is true, watch prices commercial prices of palm oil based product shoot up in public. The reason India is biggest importer of palm oil is because its the cheapest one out there, strains the public less.
We dont have any issue with that.
We have alternatives like coconut
 

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This old fellow mahathir wanted to be a hero in Pakistan.. is he or his country powerful than Saudi or US ?when those countries kept their mouths shut knowing the huge market India has,why this old fellow has to unnecessarily open his mouth regarding issues which are not relevant to him..we should hit him even harder...we shouldn't spare turkey too.
 

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