Argentina halts agricultural export tax hike

Argentina halts agricultural export tax hike

4th March, 2021

The Argentine government will not impose a tax increase on agricultural exports or limit how much grain can be shipped abroad to halt rising food prices, Reuters reported on 10 February.

Shipping costs look set to rise in 2021

Shipping costs look set to rise in 2021

4th March, 2021

Higher shipping costs were likely for grain traders in 2021, according to a World Grain report on 12 February.

Lower oil palm deforestation rate in 2020

Lower oil palm deforestation rate in 2020

3rd March, 2021

Rates of oil palm deforestation in Indonesia, Malaysia and Papua New Guinea in 2020 were at their lowest level for three years, according to a new report by Chain Reaction Research (CRR) published on 9 February.

Latest issue: February 2021

February 2021

Our February 2021 issue gives an update on the EU biofuels market and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Renewable Energy Directive II and the expanding domestic supply and blending of hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO).

In a special focus, we look at the role antioxidants play in preserving the shelf life of edible oils used in dressings, sauces and marinades.

We also report on the challenges facing the global sunflower oil market and the development and uptake of marine biofuels.

OFI’s regular mix of news, event listings and statistics also feature in this issue.