Around 70% of the industry's workforce comes from Indonesia © Zuma Press/PA Images
Around 70% of the industry's workforce comes from Indonesia © Zuma Press/PA Images

Labour deficit threatens Malaysian palm oil production

12 April 2017

Malaysian palm oil planters say they face labour shortages as workers from neighbouring Indonesia stay away due to the weaker ringgit and increased opportunities at home, according to Reuters

A lack of workers in the world’s second largest palm oil producer could delay harvests and limit output, hurting the country’s top commodity export.

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