Malaysia Palm Oil Industry Performance for March

The following table shows Malaysia’s palm oil production, stocks, exports and imports for March according to the Malaysian Palm Oil Board.

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                            March     Feb.     Jan.     Dec.     Nov.     Oct.
                             2013     2013     2013     2012     2012     2012
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Stock                    ----------------------- MoM% ------------------------
 Total Palm Oil           -10.87%   -5.43%   -1.86%    2.40%    2.42%    0.97%
  Crude Palm Oil          -10.73%  -10.35%   -0.96%   -5.54%    6.64%   -2.68%
  Processed Palm Oil      -11.06%    2.20%   -3.31%   17.16%   -4.60%    7.69%
 Palm Kernel              -25.79%   -4.20%  -14.03%  -13.19%    5.36%   -1.85%
 Crude Palm Kernel Oil     -2.10%   -2.73%    3.47%    5.08%    9.13%    6.21%
Production              
 Crude Palm Oil             2.18%  -19.07%   -9.98%   -5.87%   -2.44%   -3.28%
 Palm Kernel                0.56%  -18.30%   -7.68%   -6.32%    0.44%   -3.36%
 Crude Palm Kernel Oil      9.77%  -19.33%  -10.79%    3.71%   -3.62%    5.72%

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                            March     Feb.     Jan.     Dec.     Nov.     Oct.
                             2013     2013     2013     2012     2012     2012
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Export                   ----------------------- MoM% ------------------------
 Palm Oil                  10.04%  -13.94%   -1.53%   -0.68%   -5.53%   16.21%
 Palm Kernel Oil            2.07%   -1.25%   -9.29%   -8.44%   24.31%    4.27%
Import                  
 Crude Palm Oil           -27.85%    7.35%    0.12%   11.39%  157.15%  -15.63%
 Processed Palm Oil        23.34%  -21.01%   50.84%   -9.19%   -2.82%  261.48%

Stock                    ----------------------- YoY% ------------------------
 Total Palm Oil            11.21%   18.25%   27.71%   27.64%   23.95%   19.26%
  Crude Palm Oil           27.88%   33.46%   50.49%   47.72%   35.75%   23.22%
  Processed Palm Oil       -5.43%    2.53%    3.57%    6.07%    6.73%   13.22%
 Palm Kernel               25.95%   52.95%   31.31%   49.72%   40.30%    8.96%
 Crude Palm Kernel Oil     54.55%   31.01%   56.44%   44.70%   37.31%   36.54%
Production              
 Crude Palm Oil             9.40%    9.43%   24.50%   19.12%   16.18%    1.57%
 Palm Kernel                8.14%    9.56%   22.83%   17.04%   18.53%    0.74%
 Crude Palm Kernel Oil     16.37%    4.58%   26.97%   12.19%    8.18%    5.13%
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                            March     Feb.     Jan.     Dec.     Nov.     Oct.
                             2013     2013     2013     2012     2012     2012
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Export                   ----------------------- YoY% ------------------------
 Palm Oil                  15.75%   15.45%   17.17%    3.73%   -0.18%   -4.60%
 Palm Kernel Oil           17.86%   37.57%    5.09%  -10.16%   14.90%  -15.14%
Import                  
 Crude Palm Oil            52.05%  -54.53%  -67.29%  -56.84%  -43.67%  -52.51%
 Processed Palm Oil       -53.92%  -66.92%   16.97%   63.41% 3254.92%  601.22%

Stock                    ----------------- Thousand tonnes -------------------
 Palm Oil                 2,173.3  2,438.4  2,578.5  2,627.4  2,565.7  2,505.2
  Crude Palm Oil          1,248.5  1,398.6  1,560.1  1,575.1  1,667.5  1,563.7
  Processed Palm Oil        924.8  1,039.8  1,017.5  1,052.3    898.2    941.5
 Palm Kernel                114.7    154.5    161.3    187.6    216.2    205.2
 Crude Palm Kernel Oil      282.2    288.3    296.4    286.4    272.6    249.8
Production              
 Crude Palm Oil           1,325.1  1,296.8  1,602.5  1,780.2  1,891.1  1,938.4
 Palm Kernel                339.5    337.6    413.2    447.6    477.8    475.7
 Crude Palm Kernel Oil      176.9    161.2    199.8    224.0    216.0    224.1
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                            March     Feb.     Jan.     Dec.     Nov.     Oct.
                             2013     2013     2013     2012     2012     2012
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Export                   ----------------- Thousand tonnes -------------------
 Palm Oil                 1,539.0  1,398.5  1,625.0  1,650.2  1,661.5  1,758.8
 Palm Kernel Oil            103.9    101.8    103.1    113.7    124.2     99.9
Import                  
 Crude Palm Oil              42.4     58.8     54.8     54.7     49.1     19.1
 Processed Palm Oil          47.8     38.7     49.0     32.5     35.8     36.8
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Note 1: Data of previous month may be revised by taking into 
        account the latest information provided by the licencees.
Note 2: Stock data refers to the total physical amount of crude 
        and processed palm oil kept at the premises of mill 
        refineries, bulking installations and oleochemical 
        plants as at the end of the month.

Source: Malaysian Palm Oil Board

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