* Market near 3-week low of 2,264 rgt/T
* Weaker oil and soyoil prices also weigh on palm - trader
* Palm may fall into 2,256-2,274 rgt/T range - techs
(Updates with closing prices)
By Emily Chow
KUALA LUMPUR, Feb 11 (Reuters) - Malaysian palm oil futures
fell over 1 percent to their lowest in nearly three weeks on
Monday as traders turned bearish due to a weaker outlook for
The benchmark palm oil contract for April delivery
on the Bursa Malaysia Derivatives Exchange fell 1.1 percent to
2,266 ringgit ($556.76) a tonne at the end of the trading day, a
second straight day of declines.
It had earlier fallen to 2,264 ringgit, its lowest since
Trading volumes stood at 35,402 lots of 25 tonnes each at
the close of trade. (1FCPO-TOT)
"The market is down on lower exports and the anticipation
that U.S. soyoil will slip lower tonight," said a Kuala
Another trader had earlier said that weak external markets,
led by the falls in crude and U.S. soyoil, also weighed on palm.
Exports of Malaysian palm oil products for Feb. 1-10 fell
11.2-13 percent from Jan. 1-10, according to independent
inspection company AmSpec Agri Malaysia and cargo surveyor
Intertek Testing Services.
Malaysian exports rose 21.2 percent to 1.68 million tonnes
in January, according to industry regulator the Malaysian Palm
Oil Board, but the strong demand trend is not seen continuing in
The MPOB data also showed January stockpiles falling 6.7
percent from the previous month to 3 million tonnes, while
production fell 3.9 percent to 1.74 million tonnes.
In other related oils, the Chicago March soybean oil
contract fell 1 percent, while the May contract on the
Dalian Commodity Exchange rose 0.4 percent.
The Dalian January palm oil contract, meanwhile, was
trading flat around 1105 GMT.
Palm oil prices are affected by movements in soyoil rates,
as they compete for a share in the global vegetable oil market.
Palm oil may fall into a range of 2,256-2,274 ringgit per
tonne, as its uptrend from the Nov. 27 2018 low of 1,940 ringgit
has reversed, said Wang Tao, a Reuters market analyst for
commodities and energy technicals.
Palm, soy and crude oil prices at 1105 GMT:
Contract Month Last Change Low High Volume
MY PALM OIL FEB9 2202 +5.00 2200 2230 341
MY PALM OIL MAR9 2227 -28.00 2226 2253 4245
MY PALM OIL APR9 2265 -24.00 2264 2290 13470
CHINA PALM OLEIN MAY9 4772 +0.00 4762 4828 215478
CHINA SOYOIL MAY9 5746 +20.00 5722 5804 262112
CBOT SOY OIL MAR9 30.56 -0.31 30.5 30.87 7973
INDIA PALM OIL FEB9 564.90 -5.60 564.50 570.7 521
INDIA SOYOIL FEB9 774 -0.90 772.5 777.4 6330
NYMEX CRUDE MAR9 52.25 -0.47 51.82 52.78 148729
Palm oil prices in Malaysian ringgit per tonne
CBOT soy oil in U.S. cents per pound
Dalian soy oil and RBD palm olein in Chinese yuan per tonne
India soy oil in Indian rupee per 10 kg
Crude in U.S. dollars per barrel
($1 = 4.0700 ringgit)
($1 = 71.2410 Indian rupees)
($1 = 6.7762 Chinese yuan)
(Reporting by Emily Chow; Editing by Shreejay Sinha and Emelia