Indonesia industry body confident palm oil export ban could end in May

JAKARTA (Reuters): Indonesia should be able to tackle its cooking oil shortage in the next few weeks and lift an export ban on palm oil and its refined products in May, an industry body said on Thursday (April 28), a day after a last-minute policy U-turn sparked more alarm for markets.

The world's top palm oil producer expanded an export ban on raw materials for cooking oil to include shipments of crude palm oil and most of its refined products just hours before it took effect at midnight Wednesday, in an attempt to secure domestic supply and bring down soaring prices.

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