Palm Kernel Oil Price Trend and Forecast

Regional Price Overview

Get the latest insights on price movement and trend analysis of Palm Kernel Oil in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).

Palm Kernel Oil Price Trend for the First Half of 2023


Palm Kernel Oil prices observed oscillating price trends in the Asian region in the first half of 2023. The prices mostly swung low; however, some positive movements could be seen during the quarter shift, primarily attributed to the rise in consumption during various festivities like the Chinese Lunar New Year and Ramadan. The high outputs by palm oil-producing countries, like Indonesia and Malaysia, further aided the fall in price trends. India imported more oil in the first quarter than the second despite falling prices, as inventories had already been oversupplied.


Almost similar market trends for Palm Kernel Oil were observed in Europe as in Asia. Prices fell throughout the first quarter because of eased and inexpensive imports from exporting Asian countries. But prices observed some positive fluctuations in the second quarter because of a rise in consumption; imports too were hurdled temporarily. But the increased demands from end consumers primarily pushed the Palm Kernel Oil prices in the second quarter.

North America

American Palm Kernel Oil market also followed the global market trends as the prices remained low. Cheaper Asian imports supported the low swinging prices. But supply-demand fundamentals were still good and supportive. In the USA, the Palm Kernel Oil prices averaged at around 982 USD/MT (CIF) in January’23 and went to about 930 USD/MT (CIF) in June 2023 with an approximate decline of about 5%.

Analyst Insight

According to the Procurement Resource, Palm Kernel Oil prices are expected to remain oscillating in the upcoming months as the inventories are running high while the consumption is stable.

Palm Kernel Oil Price Trend for the Second Half of 2022


The Asia-Pacific market showed a mixed trend in the price of palm oil. The demand from the end-user industries contributed to the increase in the prices of the commodity. However, global inflation, export ban, and limited supply of oil played a key role in dipping prices in the fourth quarter and later months of the third quarter. High inventories in the market were another reason for the fall in the prices.


The European Market saw a decline in the prices of palm oil during the third and fourth quarters of 2022. The decline is majorly attributed to the low consumer demand. The supply chain remains strong during both quarters, and the uplifting of the ban export ban from Indonesia further fueled the supply chain. All these factors led to a decrease in the prices of palm oil.

North America

The North American market saw a decline in the third quarter of 2022. The rise in inventories due to the uplifting of restrictions led to this decline.  The fourth quarter also followed the same trend. The major reason was increased exports from the Indonesian market. This supported the supply, disrupting the supply-demand equilibrium and thus leading to a decline in the prices.

Analyst Insight

The prices of Palm Kernel Oil are likely to decrease during the coming month given the export ban and high inventories of the commodity in the market.

Palm Kernel Oil Price Trend For the First Half of 2022


With the absence of precious Black Sea Sunflower oil from the global market owing to the ongoing Russian and Ukrainian geopolitical stance, the prices of oilseeds and oil soared throughout the global market. With the covid 19 restrictions and the Chinese government orders to divert the palm oil supply for alternate fuel blends the price trends of palm kernel oil soared and recorded staggering values.

With the expensive trade logistics and sanctions on SWIFT payments against Russia the prices of the Bursa Malaysia Derivative palm oil averaged 1627 USD/MT on the eve of war and went to a staggering 1942 USD/MT as recorded on March 1, 2022.

With the Indonesian government banning the exports of palm oil citing domestic reasons and flooding in Malaysia, the already tight supply of palm oil was constricted further. However, the export ban was a temporary measure and the prices stabilized in the Asian market with the Indonesian government lifting the export ban. The prices of palm kernel oil went from 1811.19 USD/MT in May to 1554.50 USD/MT in June 2022.

Latin America

The situation in Latin states was far worse than in the Asian counterpart. The prices of palm kernel oil registered staggering numbers due to the lousy harvest in the region. The entire region suffered from droughts further tightening the global supply chains.

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Palm Kernel Oil is known as an edible plant oil that is extracted from the kernel of the oil palm fruit. It is manufactured by the physical refining of crude palm kernel oil. Its properties as well as composition differ significantly from palm oil.

Palm Kernel Oil is generally semi-solid at room temperature unlike other oil-types which are obtained from the rest of the fruit. This oil resembles coco oil as when it is eaten, it produces a soft sensation in the mouth like cacao. Due to its neutral taste and long life, palm kernel oil can also be utilised as a substitute for cacao and fats found in milk.

Product Details

Report Features Details
Product Name Palm Kernel Oil
Industrial Uses Cosmetics, Food products, Solvents, Intermediates, Other
Supplier Database Cargill, Incorporated, Wilmar International Ltd, BASF SE, Bunge Loders Croklaan (Bunge Limited), Natures Natural India, IOI Corporation Berhad
Region/Countries Covered Asia Pacific: China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, UAE, Israel, Hongkong, Singapore, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Australia, and New Zealand

Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy,  Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece

North America: United States and Canada

Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru

Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco
Currency US$ (Data can also be provided in local currency)
Supplier Database Availability Yes
Customization Scope The report can be customized as per the requirements of  the customer
Post-Sale Analyst Support 360-degree analyst support after report delivery

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Production Process

  • Production of Palm Kernel Oil via Extraction

The conventional oil extraction process to manufacture Palm Kernel Oil involves frying of palm kernels in old oil or heating the dried nuts. The fried kernels are further ground to a paste in a motorised grinder. The paste is then mixed with a small quantity of water and finally heated to recover the Palm Kernel Oil.


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