Malaysian palm oil futures opened lower as on 17-1-2024 due to slap in petroleum crude oil prices as it had effected investors sentiment. Palm oil contract for April delivery lost RM 27 or 0.70% to RM 3835 ($ 814.74) per ton on early trade. Chicago Soy oil prices down by 0.63% , Palm oil exports from Malaysian for the period January 1-15 were estimated to be down by 2.6% at 604,474 tons from December 2023, (Independent Inspection Company Amspce Agri Malaysia). Data from Cargo surveyor intertek testing services showed that exports for the said period rose 6.5% to 629,918 tons.