Malaysian palm oil futures rose to a one-month high at above RM3,700 a ton, amid strong buying from major consumers China and India and lower production from Malaysia and Indonesia due to labor shortages caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Both Indonesia and Malaysia responded to falling prices last March by fertilizing fewer trees, reducing fruit production. Shipments of Malaysian palm oil products for February 1-15 climbed 27.4% from a year earlier to 530,5545 tons, according to cargo surveyor Intertek Testing Services. Palm oil’s rise has also been supported by rallies in the likes of sunflower and rapeseed oils as the crops have been hurt by dry weather in the past year.