July 6, 2022: Malaysian palm oil futures plunged more than 8% on Wednesday to a near one-year low, hit by anticipation of rising supplies amid a sell-off in crude and Dalian oils driven by recession fears.
The benchmark palm oil contract FCPOc3 for September delivery on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange fell 348 ringgit, or 8.34% to 3,426 ringgit ($774.76) a tonne by 0307 GMT.
Palm extending losses for a fourth straight session, hitting their lowest since July 9, 2021.
Malaysia's end-June palm oil inventories likely climbed 12.3% from the month before to their highest levels in seven months, as exports plunged following top producer Indonesia's return to the export market, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday.
Dalian's most-active soyoil contract DBYcv1 fell 6.5%, while its palm oil contract DCPcv1 plunged 8.1%. Soyoil prices on the Chicago Board of Trade BOcv1 were down 0.9%.
Crude oil futures rose as investors piled back in after a 9% loss on Tuesday, shifting their focus again to supply concerns even as worries about a recession mounted. O/R
Weaker crude makes palm a less attractive option for biodiesel feedstock.
Palm oil may test a support at 3,900 ringgit per tonne, a break below could open the way towards 3,592-3,782 ringgit range, Reuters technical analyst Wang Tao said. TECH/C
Asian stocks slipped and the dollar stood by a two-decade high on the euro, as investors' fears deepened that the continent is leading the world into recession, while oil and European equity futures attempted to steady after a slide.