Competitiveness of Malaysia’s Palm-Based Finished Products.

Authors

  • Zulkornain Yusop Putra Business School, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Norashida Othman Department of Economics and Financial Studies, Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Kampus Puncak Alam, 42300 Bandar Puncak Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.
  • Zineb Abdulaker Benalywa https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5608-9337

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i19.3204

Abstract

The palm oil industry is one of the key economic drivers and contributors to Malaysia's national economy. Currently, Malaysian palm oil products are exported to more than 150 countries worldwide. However, the industry faces significant challenges, including labor shortages and declining cultivable lands due to deforestation and environmental degradation concerns. For this purpose, this study aims to assess Malaysia's relative trade competitiveness in palm-based finished products using the Revealed Trade Advantage (RTA). The export of high-value-added downstream products could hopefully help improve the country's export, national income, and overall quality of life.

Keywords: Trade Competitiveness; Sustainable Palm Oil; Revealed Trade Advantage; Income Generation.  

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2022. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., UK. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians/Africans/Arabians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i19.3204

Author Biographies

Norashida Othman, Department of Economics and Financial Studies, Faculty of Business and Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Kampus Puncak Alam, 42300 Bandar Puncak Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia.

Dr. Norashida Othman is a senior lecturer from Universiti Teknologi MARA, Puncak Alam campus. She pursued her degree in Economics at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia and then continued her Master Degree, specializing in Economics Development at Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. She received the scholarship to pursue her Ph.D. in International Economics at Universiti Putra Malaysia. She is very interested in research and is actively involved in a number of research grants as well as consulting projects. Among her past consultancy project agencies include the Malaysian Construction Industry Development Board (CIDB), Institut Darul Ridzuan (IDR), the East Coast Economic Region Development Council (ECER), the Subang Jaya City Council (MPSJ) and Majlis Pembangunan Bumiputera, Pulau Pinang.

Zineb Abdulaker Benalywa, https://orcid.org/0000-0002-5608-9337

Dr. Zineb Benalywa is a senior lecturer from University of Tripoli, Libya. She obtained her PhD degree in Agricultural Economics from the Department of Agribusiness and Bioresource Economics, Universiti Putra Malaysia. Dr. Zineb does various research in Competitiveness of Broiler Industry in Malaysia.

   

Published

2022-03-31

How to Cite

Yusop, Z., Othman, N., & Abdulaker Benalywa, Z. . (2022). Competitiveness of Malaysia’s Palm-Based Finished Products. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 7(19), 3-9. https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v7i19.3204

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Section

Commercial / Retail / Services Environment