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Russia Threatens Vegetable Oil

Oil palms require fertilizer every three months to maintain productivity but Russia’s war in Ukraine has threatened world supplies and driven up prices. This is particularly hurting Indonesia, the world’s largest supplier of palm oil. The imposition of export restrictions by Jakarta drove down the price of palm fruit at the same time fertilizer fell into short supply, driving up the price by 72 percent.  The palm plantation area and production output in Malaysia has generally been flatter than in Indonesia, where area has been expanding and output growing even faster due to the increased use of fertilizer. Fertilizer use in Indonesia grew by 18 percent over the past decade but was flat in Malaysia. As a result, Malaysia ha...

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On behalf of a Canadian oilseed processer WPI's team provided market analysis, econometric modeling and financial due diligence in support of a $24 million-dollar investment in a Ukrainian crush plant. Consistent with WPI's findings, local production to supply the plant and the facility's output have expanded exponentially since the investment. WPI has conducted parallel work on behalf of U.S., South American and European clients, both private and public, in the agri-food space.

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