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M'sia palm oil output seen falling as floods hit harvesting

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If the floods subside fast enough, fresh-fruit bunches that couldn't be picked in December and that can be salvaged may be harvested this month, says RHB Investment Bank.

Kuala Lumpur

PALM oil output in Malaysia will decline in December and January as severe flooding disrupts harvesting in the largest exporter after Indonesia, exacerbating a seasonal drop in production, according to RHB Investment Bank Bhd.

Output for December may contract by as