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.
                             2014     2014     2014     2013     2013     2013
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Stock                    ----------------------- MoM% ------------------------
 Total Palm Oil             1.86%  -14.38%   -2.61%    0.43%    7.19%    3.50%
  Crude Palm Oil           -6.17%  -13.86%   -4.20%   -1.15%    9.01%    7.42%
  Processed Palm Oil       11.96%  -15.02%   -0.57%    2.52%    4.85%   -1.14%
 Palm Kernel               18.85%  -24.25%   -4.30%  -17.61%    0.40%   -2.01%
 Crude Palm Kernel Oil      9.57%  -12.56%   -7.13%   -6.52%   32.53%  -11.15%
Production              
 Crude Palm Oil            17.35%  -15.45%   -9.57%  -10.34%   -5.64%    3.14%
 Palm Kernel               20.04%  -16.84%   -9.17%   -8.88%   -5.71%    0.34%
 Crude Palm Kernel Oil      4.14%  -10.32%  -14.35%   -2.19%   -5.40%    2.65%

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                            March     Feb.     Jan.     Dec.     Nov.     Oct.
                             2014     2014     2014     2013     2013     2013
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Export                   ----------------------- MoM% ------------------------
 Palm Oil                  -7.98%   -1.13%  -10.06%   -0.56%   -8.20%    3.69%
 Palm Kernel Oil            3.76%   -5.54%  -10.46%    2.60%   -5.81%   43.77%
Import                  
 Crude Palm Oil            24.19%   34.13%  151.42%  -35.65%  -10.31%      n/a
 Processed Palm Oil      1131.97%  -95.57%  -55.27%   97.71%  -39.11%   -5.11%

Stock                    ----------------------- YoY% ------------------------
 Total Palm Oil           -22.34%  -32.05%  -24.95%  -24.37%  -22.88%  -26.32%
  Crude Palm Oil          -30.64%  -34.01%  -31.31%  -28.99%  -32.15%  -33.62%
  Processed Palm Oil      -11.15%  -29.42%  -15.12%  -17.46%   -5.68%  -14.18%
 Palm Kernel               13.82%  -28.93%  -10.12%  -19.26%  -14.93%  -10.72%
 Crude Palm Kernel Oil    -51.38%  -56.56%  -51.68%  -46.17%  -39.49%  -50.17%
Production              
 Crude Palm Oil            12.98%   -1.62%   -5.84%   -6.26%   -1.59%    1.75%
 Palm Kernel               13.89%   -4.60%   -6.26%   -4.73%   -2.05%    4.35%
 Crude Palm Kernel Oil     -3.45%    1.77%   -8.46%   -4.65%    1.09%    3.00%
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                            March     Feb.     Jan.     Dec.     Nov.     Oct.
                             2014     2014     2014     2013     2013     2013
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Export                   ----------------------- YoY% ------------------------
 Palm Oil                 -19.20%   -3.37%  -15.89%   -7.90%   -8.02%   -5.35%
 Palm Kernel Oil          -14.31%  -15.69%  -11.87%  -10.71%  -20.32%    5.17%
Import                  
 Crude Palm Oil           -77.12%  -86.71%  -89.36%  -95.76%  -92.67%  -78.98%
 Processed Palm Oil       -88.63%  -98.86%  -79.70%  -31.54%  -68.55%  -49.81%

Stock                    ----------------- Thousand tonnes -------------------
 Palm Oil                 1,687.7  1,656.9  1,935.2  1,987.1  1,978.7  1,845.9
  Crude Palm Oil            866.0    923.0  1,071.6  1,118.5  1,131.5  1,038.0
  Processed Palm Oil        821.7    733.9    863.6    868.6    847.2    808.0
 Palm Kernel                130.5    109.8    145.0    151.5    183.9    183.2
 Crude Palm Kernel Oil      137.2    125.2    143.2    154.2    164.9    124.5
Production              
 Crude Palm Oil           1,497.1  1,275.8  1,509.0  1,668.7  1,861.1  1,972.3
 Palm Kernel                386.6    322.1    387.3    426.5    468.0    496.4
 Crude Palm Kernel Oil      170.8    164.0    182.9    213.6    218.3    230.8
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                            March     Feb.     Jan.     Dec.     Nov.     Oct.
                             2014     2014     2014     2013     2013     2013
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Export                   ----------------- Thousand tonnes -------------------
 Palm Oil                 1,243.6  1,351.4  1,366.8  1,519.8  1,528.3  1,664.7
 Palm Kernel Oil             89.1     85.9     90.9    101.5     98.9    105.0
Import                  
 Crude Palm Oil               9.7      7.8      5.8      2.3      3.6      4.0
 Processed Palm Oil           5.4      0.4     10.0     22.3     11.3     18.5
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Note 1: Previous months data are based on previous press releases and may
        be revised      
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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