CME Group USD Malaysian Crude Palm Oil futures volume and open interest
In December 2023, CME crude palm oil volume totaled 12,946 lots (323,650 metric tons) and the end-of-month open interest was 42,390 lots (1,059,750 metric tons).
Volume in the first three contract months was 5,956, which was about 46% of the total monthly volume.
Average daily volume for 2023 was an all-time high of 1,186 lots. Total volume averaged 1,186 lots per day in 2023, which is a 18% increase over the previous year.
End-of-year open interest in the first three contract months were 17,290, which was about 41% of the total open interest.
USD Malaysian Crude Palm Oil price and volatility
USD Malaysian Crude Palm Oil futures* settles at $818.50 per metric ton at the end of December 2023, creating a -$21.00 price movement from a month ago.
During the month, 20-day rolling volatility ranged from 14.1% to 23.2%, with an average of 18.3%.
Bean Oil – Palm Oil Spread, Palm Oil – Gasoil spread price and Palm Oil FOB Indonesia basis price
Bean Oil – Palm Oil (BOPO)** price decreased from $313.30 per ton at the end of the previous month to $236.19 per ton at the end of December 2023. The monthly movement was -$77.11.
Palm Oil – Gasoil (POGO)*** increased from $47.75 per ton at the end of the previous month to $73.55 per ton at the end of the month. The monthly movement was $25.80.
The FOB Indonesia Basis****, the price spread between Indonesian and Malaysian crude palm oil, decreased from $33.00 per ton at the end of the previous month to $29.00 per ton at the end of the month. The monthly movement was -$4.00.
Indonesian crude palm oil prices were not assessed during May 2022. In addition, the FOB Indonesia basis prices starting June 2022 were calculated using Refinitiv crude palm oil FOB Indonesia second forward month prices, instead of the third forward month.
* Based on USD Malaysian Crude Palm Oil futures first nearby contract month that is not in the monthly averaging period. Contract month rolls at the beginning of each month.
** Defined as the differential of settlement price between front month CBOT Soybean Oil futures converted into USD/MT and USD Malaysian Crude Palm Oil futures first nearby contract month that is not in the monthly averaging period.
*** Defined as the differential of settlement price between USD Malaysian Crude Palm Oil futures and European Low Sulphur Gasoil futures first nearby contract months that are not in the monthly averaging period.
**** Calculated as the differential between the Refinitiv crude palm oil FOB Indonesia third forward month price and the settlement price of USD Malaysian Crude Palm Oil futures first nearby contract month that is not in the monthly averaging period.
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