New market study, "Malaysia Agribusiness Report Q1 2015", has been published

From: Fast Market Research, Inc.
Published: Thu Jan 08 2015

Strong growth prospects, opportunities for increased exports and government support will be the key factors driving growth in the Malaysian agribusiness sector. We see conditions being particularly favourable for sugar, poultry and cocoa production on the back of strong investment. However, we highlight that changing consumption patterns, disease outbreaks, sudden change s in policy and resource shortages could dent growth potential in the sector in the medium and longer term.

Key Forecasts

* Palm oil production growth to 2017/18: 10.1% to 21.3mn tonnes. Growth will be supported as companies replant mature estates and yields improve on the back of better technology.
* Sugar consumption growth to 2018: 15.8% to 1.8mn tonnes. The dominance and continued expansionary activities of market players F&N, Permanis and Yeo Hiap Seng have fuelled considerable growth in the Malaysian soft drinks sector, a significant factor fuelling demand for sugar.
* Poultry production growth to 2017/18: 17.4% to 1.6mn tonnes. More investment in the sector - as outlined in the 10th Malaysia Economic Plan - is expected to drive growth.
* 2015 BMI Universe Agribusiness Market Value: 5.1% year-on-year (y-o-y) increase, to USD30.1bn, forecast to grow by 5.9% annually from 2015 to 2018.
* 2015 real GDP growth: 4.2% (down from 5.8% expected in 2014, forecast to average 4.2% from 2015 to 2018).
* 2015 consumer price inflation: 2.6% (down from 3.2% expected in 2014, forecast to average 2.3% from 2015 to 2018).
* 2015 Central Bank policy rate: 3.25% eop (same as 2014, forecast to average 3.44% from 2015 to 2018).

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Key Developments

Following a challenging operating environment amid falling palm oil prices in 2014, the outlook for the Asian palm oil sector will improve in the coming months. Palm oil prices have been recovering since October 2014, and we see them heading...

The Malaysia Agribusiness Report features Business Monitor International (BMI)'s market assessment and independent forecasts for production, consumption and trade across core agricultural commodities.

BMI's Malaysia Agribusiness Report includes independent commodity price forecasting and analysis for key agricultural outputs, an overview of the agribusiness competitive landscape and a discussion of the downstream context of agricultural production in relation to country food consumption forecasts and composite food and beverage trade forecasts.

Key Benefits

* Use BMI's independent industry forecasts to test other views - a key input for successful planning in dynamic agribusiness markets.
* Apply BMI's medium-term commodity price analysis to assist with budgetary planning and the identification of investment opportunities and potential risks.
* Assess the activities and market position of your competitors, partners and clients.


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