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Malaysia Palm Oil Industry Performance for February

March 12, 2012

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

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                             Feb.     Jan.     Dec.     Nov.     Oct.    Sept.
                             2012     2012     2011     2011     2011     2011
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Stock                    ----------------------- MoM% ------------------------
 Total Palm Oil             2.02%   -1.91%   -0.56%   -1.46%   -1.54%   13.10%
  Crude Palm Oil            0.91%   -2.78%  -13.20%   -3.20%   -0.21%   26.90%
  Processed Palm Oil        3.19%   -0.98%   17.88%    1.20%   -3.51%   -2.53%
 Palm Kernel              -17.87%   -2.11%  -18.66%  -18.17%    2.13%   26.27%
 Crude Palm Kernel Oil     12.83%   -4.30%   -0.28%    8.51%   -0.94%   14.95%
Production              
 Crude Palm Oil            -7.93%  -13.86%   -8.20%  -14.71%    2.10%   12.11%
 Palm Kernel               -8.44%  -12.03%   -5.13%  -14.63%    3.06%   11.97%
 Crude Palm Kernel Oil     -2.60%  -23.74%    0.00%   -6.33%   14.78%   -0.71%

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                             Feb.     Jan.     Dec.     Nov.     Oct.    Sept.
                             2012     2012     2011     2011     2011     2011
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Export                   ----------------------- MoM% ------------------------
 Palm Oil                 -12.58%  -12.94%   -4.43%   -9.71%   19.25%   -8.69%
 Palm Kernel Oil          -24.55%  -22.45%   17.10%   -8.18%   26.49%  -20.15%
Import                  
 Crude Palm Oil           -22.77%   32.11%   45.39%  116.78%  -42.42%    9.39%
 Processed Palm Oil       179.27%  110.74% 1764.39%  -79.69%    7.47%  -50.67%

Stock                    ----------------------- YoY% ------------------------
 Total Palm Oil            39.04%   42.32%   27.41%   26.55%   17.15%   24.77%
  Crude Palm Oil           32.48%   65.79%   50.12%   42.11%   30.98%   36.85%
  Processed Palm Oil       46.52%   23.82%    9.59%    9.12%    0.89%   10.39%
 Palm Kernel               -6.71%   39.31%   34.86%   33.42%   58.51%   17.97%
 Crude Palm Kernel Oil     47.11%   61.99%   47.82%   31.88%   18.62%   34.59%
Production              
 Crude Palm Oil             8.30%   21.67%   21.22%   11.57%   16.61%   19.60%
 Palm Kernel               10.32%   26.25%   26.16%   10.84%   15.91%   15.86%
 Crude Palm Kernel Oil     25.84%   19.93%   30.50%   17.14%    3.00%   11.11%
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                             Feb.     Jan.     Dec.     Nov.     Oct.    Sept.
                             2012     2012     2011     2011     2011     2011
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Export                   ----------------------- YoY% ------------------------
 Palm Oil                   8.63%   13.70%   23.21%   10.51%   26.18%    5.24%
 Palm Kernel Oil           -3.14%   52.73%   18.44%  -10.73%   32.74%  -18.74%
Import                  
 Crude Palm Oil           -30.99%    5.77%   19.48%   15.48%  -35.62%  -18.32%
 Processed Palm Oil      5768.42%  536.24%   31.22%  -93.28%  -32.82%      n/a

Stock                    ----------------- Thousand tonnes -------------------
 Palm Oil                 2,059.7  2,019.0  2,058.4  2,070.0  2,100.6  2,133.5
  Crude Palm Oil          1,046.0  1,036.7  1,066.3  1,228.4  1,269.0  1,271.7
  Processed Palm Oil      1,013.6    982.4    992.1    841.6    831.6    861.8
 Palm Kernel                100.8    122.7    125.3    154.1    188.3    184.4
 Crude Palm Kernel Oil      213.7    189.4    197.9    198.5    182.9    184.7
Production              
 Crude Palm Oil           1,185.1  1,287.2  1,494.4  1,627.8  1,908.4  1,869.2
 Palm Kernel                308.0    336.4    382.4    403.1    472.2    458.2
 Crude Palm Kernel Oil      148.3    152.3    199.6    199.6    213.1    185.7
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                             Feb.     Jan.     Dec.     Nov.     Oct.    Sept.
                             2012     2012     2011     2011     2011     2011
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Export                   ----------------- Thousand tonnes -------------------
 Palm Oil                 1,210.8  1,385.0  1,590.9  1,664.6  1,843.6  1,546.0
 Palm Kernel Oil             74.0     98.1    126.5    108.1    117.7     93.0
Import                  
 Crude Palm Oil             129.3    167.5    126.8     87.2     40.2     69.9
 Processed Palm Oil         117.1     41.9     19.9      1.1      5.3      4.9
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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

To contact the reporter on this story: Michael J. Munoz in Hong Kong at mjmunoz@bloomberg.net

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Marco Babic at mbabic@bloomberg.net


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