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El Niño disruption causes palm kernel prices to double

By RJ Whitehead

Palm kernel oil prices have almost doubled in the last year to their highest levels in over five years due to the impact of the El Niño weather phenomenon in the Pacific ocean, which slashed availability throughout the 2015-16 season. 

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Sesame prices and production in the doldrums

By RJ Whitehead

A local decline in production has seen Indian sesame seed prices rising 17% since lows in March this year. Prices are currently up 11% since the beginning of the year, yet still remain down 20% year on year. 


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