Palm oil remains key export for Malaysia

By Rafiq Idris

February 2011 FEATURE
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Ben Wisemen
Malaysia has substantial agricultural exports, the chief among which is palm oil. This product brings greater economic benefits to the country than either rubber or timber, and will do so for some time to come.PALM OIL is widely used in the food and cosmetics markets and has more recently been in great demand in the making of bio-fuel. There are many advantages associated with the oil. Cost-wise, of all the edible oils and fats available worldwide, palm oil is said...

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Rafiq Idris

is a fellow at the Department of Economics, University of Malaya.