Malaysian Palm Oil Council sees 2017 output up at 19.4-19.5 million tonne.

Malaysia palm oil production in 2017 is likely to rise to 19.4-19.5 million tonne from 17.2 million tonne last year, bolstered by recovery in weather conditions during the flowering period. Weather is also favorable for the palm trees and fruits are seen better. Prolonged dry spells due to El Nino had hit the crop last year but conducive weather this year resulted in better flowering and fruits.