Impact of price shock of palm oil and rubber toward economy growth of Malaysia / Muhammad Naim Shaharudin

Shaharudin, Muhammad Naim (2019) Impact of price shock of palm oil and rubber toward economy growth of Malaysia / Muhammad Naim Shaharudin. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


Palm oil currently is the most consumed edible oil the world, with Malaysia and Indonesia being top two producers in the worlds, however the changes to oil palm as the main commodity in Malaysia had decreased the contribution and total number of estate rubber in Malaysia. The price shocks may affect the health of the Malaysian economy since Malaysia is a net exporter of the two commodities. Therefore, the current research aims to examine whether the prices of these commodities affect the economic growth of Malaysia both in the long run and short run. The data collected within 36 years (1980-2016) for price of oil palm, price of rubber and annual economy growth of Malaysia from Malaysia Palm Oil Board (MPOB). The data been analyzed by E-Views through unit root and co-integration test. The result of the research reveals that both variable only has short run relationship toward economy growth and from co– integration test show price of palm oil has positive relationship and statistically significant and affected the economy growth, meanwhile from Granger Causality Test show that price of rubber affected the Malaysian’s economy growth. The conclusion can be drawn that price shock on palm oil and rubber price will affected the economy growth of Malaysia. Government of Malaysia needs to take an action in policy maker, price floor and make variety production of crop through Research and Development.


Item Type: Student Project
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Shaharudin, Muhammad Naim
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Agriculture > Agricultural economics
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > Agricultural industries > Rubber industry and trade
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Commodities. Commercial products. Generic products
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka > Jasin Campus > Faculty of Plantation and Agrotechnology
Programme: Bachelor of Science (Hons) Plantation Technology and Management (AT220)
Keywords: Price of palm oil; Price of rubber short and long run relationship; Economy growth
Date: 2019
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