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Philippine Coconuts Showcased in 1st “Taste the Philippines DC Filipino Food Festival”

Office of the Agriculture Attaché, showcased the best of Philippine coconut products in the first-ever Taste the Philippines DC Filipino Food Festival

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Kerala Call to Support Coconut Farmers

Coconut Development Board (CDB) chairperson Usha Rani has said that coconut farmers facing difficulties due to price fluctuations in the market should be supported for better utilisation

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Indian FDA Warns About the Dangers of Adulterated Edible Oils

The Tamil Nadu Food Safety and Drug Administration Department has warned the Indian public about the continued dangers of adulterated edible oil

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Swiss Cosmetics Firm Boosts Supplements Range with ‘Natural Brain Enhancer’ from MCT

Swiss cosmetics firm Mibelle AG Biochemistry is continuing its expansion into the supplements space with a ‘natural brain enhancer’

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U.S. Import of Lauric Oils Up in April

Data from Oil World show the U.S. imported 75,700 MT of lauric oils in April this year, sharply increasing by 20.7% from April year-ago at 62,700 MT.

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China to Expand Soybean Planting

China’s major soybean growing areas are expected to expand their plantings by 10% this year

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BASF, The Estée Lauder Companies, RSPO to Partner with Solidaridad on Sustainability Project for Palm Derivatives

German chemical company BASF, personal care manufacturer The Estée Lauder Companies and the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO)  

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Total Set to Start Up La Mede Biorefinery

French oil giant Total is set to start up its 500,000 MT/year La Mede biorefinery in Southern France after several delays and controversy over its use of imported palm oil

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Philippine Export of Coconut Products Up in March

Based from UCAP estimates, export of coconut products in March slightly increased from same month year-ago.

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Indonesia’s PT Mayora Buys Desiccated Coconut from the Philippines

PT Mayora of Indonesia has started the importation of desiccated coconut from Philippines in fulfillment of a recently signed memorandum of understanding (MOU) 

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Coconut Oil Consumption Can Help Prevent Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease in adults is known to be the most common cause of dementia

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Strong Global Growth Seen for Coconut-Based Products

The market for coconut-based beverages and other products will continue growing steadily

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EU Sets Legal Limit for Trans Fats

The European Commission adopted on April 24, 2019 a regulation that sets a 2% legal limit to the amount of trans fats in processed foods

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Indonesians to be Affected by EU Palm Oil Policy

The European Union’s (EU) plan to prohibit crude palm oil (CPO) as a raw material for biofuel will affect about 16 million people

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Cargill Launches Digital Platform for a Streamlined Ordering Process

Cargill is launching a digital platform that will allow customers 24-hour access to key product and safety information

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Malaysia Sends Palm Oil Economic Mission to Saudi Arabia

Malaysia conducted a five-day Palm Oil Economic Mission to Saudi Arabia starting on April 22 to discuss the commodity issue

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Philippines Exceeds Sales Goal at Japan FOODEX

Philippine firms generated $45.5 million from its participation at Japan’s premiere food trade show, the International Food and Beverage Exhibition or FOODEX

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UK Assures Commitment Under GSP+ to Philippines Exporters Post Brexit

The Philippines has secured the commitment of the British government to allow exporters to continue enjoying similar trade preferences

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Performance of Philippine Top Non-Traditional Coco Products Export in January

Philippine Statistics Authority show increased number of non-traditional coconut products export in January

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Barry Callebaut Backs Efforts to Make Coconut More Sustainable

Giant cocoa producer, Barry Callebaut, commits to including coconut a 100% sustainable ingredient by 2025

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Guangzhou Firm Introduces Coconut Plant-Based Protein Beverage

Guangzhou supplier Topwell Coconut is seeking a breakthrough in the sports nutrition market with its 100% coconut plant-based

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Philippine Export of Coconut Products Up Sharply in December 2018

Official data from the Philippine Statistics Authority revealed Philippine export of coconut products leaped 43.6% in December

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Destinations of Coconut Oil Export in December

Export of coconut oil in December consisted of 74,094 MT

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...Of Copra Meal

Export of copra meal in December which totaled 22,807 MT generated USD3.805 million

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...Of Desiccated Coconut

Shipment of desiccated coconut at 11,210 MT in December was worth USD21.750 million

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...Of Coco Shell Products

External trade of coco shell charcoal in December was 3,644 MT with turnover of USD2.095 million

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Sri Lanka Desiccated Coconut Export Up in November 2018

Figures from Sri Lanka’s Coconut Development Authority show the country’s export of desiccated coconut sharply increased in November 2018

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...Virgin Coconut Oil Export Down in January-November 2018

Figures from Sri Lanka’s Coconut Development Authority also show the country’s export of virgin coconut oil was 11,073 MT

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U.S. Import of Lauric Oils Down in November 2018

Data from Oil World show the U.S. imported 43,900 MT of lauric oils in November, almost half of November year-ago at 91,200 MT

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Taja Coconut Introduces New Bottled Coconut Water in the Market

Taja Coconut announced last month the launch of its non-GMO and sugar-free bottled coconut water brand

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German, French Farmers Destroy GMO Contaminated Rapeseed Crops

French and German farmers have been forced to dig up thousands of hectares of rapeseed fields

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Finnish Transportation Fuel to be 30% Biofuel by 2030

The Parliament of Finland voted on February 6 in favour of a law requiring transportation fuel to be comprised of 30%

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Coco Levy Bill Vetoed on Lack of Safeguards

The coconut levy bill presented for signing by President Rodrigo Duterte last January was vetoed

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Philippine Export of Coconut Products Up in October 2018

Official data from the Philippine Statistics Authority show Philippine export of coconut products in October 2018 increased 16.6%

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Destinations of Coconut Oil Export in October 2018

Export of coconut oil in October consisted to 52,458 MT crude coconut oil, 23,926 MT cochin (refined, bleached) oil

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...Of Copra Meal

Shipment of copra meal which totaled 51,973 MT turned in USD9.374 million

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...Of Desiccated Coconut

External trade of desiccated coconut in October at 14,057 MT generated USD29.317 million.

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...Of Coco Shell Products

International sales of coconut shell charcoal in October was 5,447 MT valued at USD3.039 million.

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Sri Lanka Desiccated Coconut Export Up in October 2018

Figures from Sri Lanka’s Coconut Development Authority showed the country’s export of desiccated coconut increased in October 2018. 

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Sri Lanka Virgin Coconut Oil Export Down in January-October 2018

Figures from Sri Lanka’s Coconut Development Authority also showed the country’s export of virgin coconut oil

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New Vegan Coconut MCT Oil Powder to be Launched at Expo West this March

Innobio®, a leading manufacturer of functional nutrtitional ingredients, has announced the launch of a new vegan coconut MCT Oil Powder

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Europe to Buy More U.S. Soy

After doubling its purchases of U.S. soybeans this season, the European Union has signaled that it was ready to buy even more from America.

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Richardson to Acquire Conagra’s Wesson Cooking Oil

Canadian agribusiness firm Richardson International announced last month that it had agreed to buy Wesson, Conagra’s U.S

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Philippine Export of Coconut Products Up in November

For the third straight month this November, export of coconut products posted year-on-year growth.  According to UCAP preliminary data

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Performance of Philippine Top Non-Traditional Coco Products Exports in September

Data from the Philippine Statistics Authority show 14 non-traditional coconut products generated export revenue of more than USD100,000 

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D&L Premium Foods Gets PEZA Incentives

D&L Industries Inc. said its unit D&L Premium Foods Corp. (DLPF) has received from the Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA)

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Sri Lanka Export of Desiccated Coconut Down in September

Figures from Sri Lanka’s Coconut Development Authority show the country’s export of desiccated coconut dropped by 18.9% to 2,359 MT

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Malaysian Firms Urged to Stop Importing Crude Palm Oil

The government has urged Malaysian palm oil companies to immediately stop importing crude palm oil from abroad and use local palm oil instead

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Beverage Top Predictions for 2019

Imbibe, an industry-leading beverage development company announced early this month the company’s beverage trend predictions for 2019.

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UWB Last Issue for 2018

This issue of the UCAP Weekly Bulletin will be the last for this year

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Philippine Export of Coconut Products Down in August

Philippine Statistics Authority show the Philippines exported in August 144,277 MT of coconut products measured in copra terms.

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Destinations of Coconut Oil Export in August

Export of coconut oil in August consisted of 51,734 MT crude coconut oil, 16,769 MT cochin (refined, bleached) oil, and 3,857 MT RBD (refined, bleached and deodorized) or fully refined oil.

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...Of Copra Meal

Export of copra meal in August at 30,921 MT generated USD5.143 million.

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...Of Desiccated Coconut

Shipment of desiccated coconut in August was 16,314 MT worth USD35.778 million.

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...Of Coco Shell Products

Export of coconut shell charcoal in August at 4,185 MT turned in USD2.513 million.

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Sri Lanka Virgin Coconut Oil Export Down in First Eight Months

Sri Lanka’s Coconut Development Authority show the country’s export of virgin coconut oil was down by 19.9% to 7,747 MT

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Ghee Easy is Fast Rising Brand of Ghee

Dutch start-up Ghee Easy has seen its year-on-year growth double in the past few years

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Norway to Legislate Biofuels Blending for Aviation Fuel

The Norwegian government has announced that airlines operating in Norway must blend 0.5% advanced biofuel

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Rapeseed Biodiesel Prices Surge to Near Four-Year High

Rapeseed methyl ester (RME) biodiesel prices in Northwest Europe neared a four-and a-half year high at the start of October

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Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil Certificate Gaining Recognition in Europe

The Antara news reported the Indonesia Sustainable Palm Oil (ISPO) certificate began to gain recognition

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Pepsico LATAM ‘On Track’ with 2025 Goal to Reduce Saturated Fat, Sodium and Added Sugar

PepsiCo Latin America is on track to achieve its 2025 global nutrition goals to reduce sodium

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Destinations of Coconut Oil Export in February

Export of coconut oil in February consisted largely of cochin (refined, bleach) oil at 22,237 MT

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...Of Copra Meal

Outbound load of copra meal at 28,348 MT generated USD4.907 million in February. Market has expanded and now included Europe

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...Of Desiccated Coconut

Delivery of desiccated coconut in February totaled 6,251 MT and was valued USD13.873 million.

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...Of Coco Shell Products

Coconut shell charcoal export in February at 4,556 MT turned in USD2.620 million

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Limit Trans-Fats and Saturated Fats to Reduce Heart Disease Risk - WHO

The World Health Organization (WHO) has launched a public consultation on draft guidelines for intake of saturated fats and trans-fats.

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Sri Lanka Desiccated Coconut Export Down in January this Year

Figures from Sri Lanka’s Coconut Development Authority show the country’s export of desiccated coconut was sharply down in January this year. 

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...Virgin Coconut Oil Export Likewise Down

Figures from Sri Lanka’s Coconut Development Authority also show the country’s export of virgin coconut oil was 872 MT

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Indonesian President Launches Oil Palm Replanting Program in Riau

President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) launched an oil palm replanting program in Rokan Hilir district

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Coconut Coalition of the Americas Elects Officers

The Coconut Coalition of the Americas (CCA) recently elected its officers last week at a gathering in Anaheim, California

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Philippine Export of Coconut Products Down in December 2017

Official data from the Philippine Statistics Authority show the Philippines exported in December last year 119,607 MT of coconut products

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Destinations of Coconut Oil Export in December 2017

Export of coconut oil in December consisted of 39,434 MT crude coconut oil, 23,629 MT

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...Of Copra Meal

Shipment of copra meal in December at 32,324 MT turned in USD4.493 million

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...Desiccated Coconut

Deliveries of desiccated coconut in December totaled 6,444 MT and valued USD15.026 million

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...Of Coco Shell Products

Outbound load of coco shell charcoal in December totaled 3,524 MT with earnings at USD2.194 million

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EFTA to Benefit Philippine Agriculture, Industries

The Philippine-European Free Trade Association Free Trade Agreement (FTA)

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Nooma is New Player in Sports Drinks Category

NOOMA is one of a new wave of sports drinks in the US boasting cleaner labels and less sugar

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Import Taxes, Soybean Output to Affect CPO Prices

Palm oil Analytics Owner and Co-founder, Dr. Sathia Varga said India’s import tax hike was fourth in less than six months

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Spanish Food Industry Campaigns Against Saturated Fat, Salt and Sugar

More than 500 Spanish food and consumer goods companies have pledged to reduce the saturated fat

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Pres. Jokowi ‘Strongly Protests’ EU Stance on Palm Oil

Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has sent a letter to the European Union President and the European Parliament to convey his “strong protest”

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Indonesian Government to go Ahead with Locomotive Biodiesel Plans

The government will decide whether to resume the 20 percent biodiesel blend (B20) policy for the locomotive sector by the end of June

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Franklin Baker to Develop New Specialty Coco Products

Franklin Baker Company of the Philippines, a pioneer desiccated coconut manufacturer in the country is looking to develop new specialty products

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PCA to Distribute 20 Million Coconut Seedling

Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) administrator Romulo J. Dela Rosa said the agency is eyeing to distribute 20 million coconut seedlings

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PERFORMANCE OF PH’S TOP NON-TRADITIONAL COCO PRODUCTS EXPORT IN JULY

Official data from the Philippine Statistics Authority show over a dozen non-traditional coconut products generated revenue of more than USD100,000

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GENE TECHNOLOGY REGULATOR EXAMINES OMEGA-3 GENETICALLY MODIFIED CANOLA

The first genetically modified canola with health benefits is being scrutinised by the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator (OGTR)

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EU TO PHASE OUT PALM BIODIESEL BY 2021 AND VEGOIL-BASED BIODIESEL BY 2030

The European Union has decided to phase out support for vegetable oil-based biodiesel by 2030

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US COMMERCE DEPARTMENT MAKES FINAL DECISION ON BIODIESEL IMPORTS FROM ARGENTINA AND INDONESIA

The US Department of Commerce (DoC) has made an affirmative final determination in the ongoing countervailing duty (CVD)

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GRANEX CELEBRATES 43 YEARS OF PRODUCING PREMIUM COCONUT OIL

Granexport Manufacturing Corporation (Granex), the biggest copra milling facility in the world celebrated its 43rd anniversary

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US IMPORT OF LAURIC OILS DOWN IN JUNE

Data from Oil World show the US imported 49,900 MT of lauric oils in June, down by 18.6% from June year-ago at 62,500 MT

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COCAVO ORGANIC OIL PRODUCTS A HIT IN UNITED STATES

Cocavo’s coconut and avocado oil products are getting noticed in New Zealand and proving a hit in the US

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HEALTH AWARENESS SET TO DRIVE THE GROWTH OF EDIBLE OILS

A new market research report says increasing health consciousness among consumers and producers’ focus on research and development (R&D)

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FDA GRANTS GRAS STATUS ON CARGILL’S CANOLA LECITHIN

The FDA has issued a GRAS (Generally Recognized as Safe) letter of no objection for Cargill’s canola lecithin for use in a variety of foods.

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BUNGE ACQUIRES MAJORITY STAKE IN LODER CROKLAAN

US agribusiness major Bunge aims to gain a bigger footprint in Southeast Asia with its acquisiton of a majority stake in Malaysian

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ARLA TO EXPAND BUTTER SALES TO GHANA

Danish food giant Arla Foods is expanding to sub-Saharan Africa with the establishment of a new subsidiary in Ghana

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CANADIAN FIRM TO INVEST IN SUPPLY CHAIN SOLUTIONS FOR NON-GM AND ORGANIC FOOD INGREDIENTS

Canadian agri supply chain developer Pipeline Foods has launched its global operations aimed at building sustainable

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PHILIPPINE EXPORT OF COCONUT PRODUCTS UP SHARPLY IN MAY

Official data from the Philippine Statistics Authority show Philippine export of coconut products in May leaped 72.6% to 111,291 MT in copra terms

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DESTINATIONS OF COCONUT OIL EXPORT IN MAY

Export of coconut oil in May at 57,160 MT consisted of 39,254 MT crude coconut oil, 15,332 MT cochin (refined, bleached) oil, and 2,574 MT RBD (refined, bleached and deodorized) oil

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...OF COPRA AND COPRA MEAL

Export of copra in May at 16 MT worth USD14,307 went exclusively to South Korea.

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...OF DESICCATED COCONUT

Overseas trade of desiccated coconut in May at 9,029 MT turned in USD21.181 million.

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...OF COCO SHELL PRODUCTS

Shipment of coconut shell charcoal in May was 3,343 MT with proceeds of USD1.883 million

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PHILIPPINE COCONUT AUTHORITY TO GET P1.4 BILLION BUDGET FOR NEXT YEAR

The Philippine Coconut Authority (PCA) will get P1.4 billion allocation for 2018, the same budget level in the current year

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MALAYSIA REITERATES COMMITMENT TO SUSTAINABLE PALM OIL INDUSTRY

Malaysia has reiterated its commitment to practise the 3-P pillars of sustainable palm oil industry

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PALM OIL-FREE CERTIFICATION SCHEME LAUNCHED

A new certification programme, the International Palm Oil Free Certification Accreditation Programme (POFCAP)

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US FDA OKAYS FOOD FIRMS TO LINK SOYBEAN OIL WITH REDUCED CVD RISK

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has allowed food manufacturers

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FISH OIL CONSUMPTION HELPS PREVENT TYPE 2 DIABETES IN PEOPLE WITH EXISTING METABOLIC DISORDERS

New meta-analysis by Chongqing Medical University revealed   fish   oil   supplementation  can  increase  insulin sensitivity   and   reduce   the   risk   of   diabetes

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STATEMENT OF UNITED COCONUT ASSOCIATION OF THE PHILIPPINES (UCAP) ON THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION (AHA) WARNING ON SATURATED FAT

The AHA issued last June 15 a Presidential Advisory on Dietary Fats and Cardiovascular Disease (CVD),

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Top Events

 

Cocohouse Luncheon -
Roadshow Report

US trade mission/roadshow last September 06-22
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Bowling Tournament

This Annual Event for Industry Bowlers aims to strengthen Camaraderia among UCAP members, develop friendship with new comers, interphase with various sector. (16th Bowling Tournament Results)

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Golf Open

This Annual Event for Industry Golfers aims to strengthen Camaraderia among UCAP members, develop friendship with new comers, interphase with various sector. (19th UCAP Golf Open)

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UCAP Seminar

To provide information about the various aspects of the coconut, the country’s top agriculture export and foreign exchange earner.

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UCAP Publications

 

Daily Market Report

Reports on prices of coconut products...

Weekly Bulletin

Contains up-to-date information on developments... 

UCAP Monthly Report

A Monthly Report

Coconut Statistics

An annual yearbook. 

Coconut Handbook

Technical Handbook

Coconut Industry Kit

A mid-year compendium of summary...

Directory of Coconut Establishments

Directory of Coconut Establishments

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