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Malaysia Palm Oil Industry Performance for April

May 10, 2012

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

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                            April    March     Feb.     Jan.     Dec.     Nov.
                             2012     2012     2012     2012     2011     2011
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Stock                    ----------------------- MoM% ------------------------
 Total Palm Oil            -5.41%   -5.23%    2.13%   -1.91%   -0.56%   -1.46%
  Crude Palm Oil            1.42%   -6.84%    1.09%   -2.78%  -13.20%   -3.20%
  Processed Palm Oil      -12.23%   -3.58%    3.24%   -0.98%   17.88%    1.20%
 Palm Kernel               30.21%   -9.88%  -17.76%   -1.98%  -18.66%  -18.17%
 Crude Palm Kernel Oil    -10.92%  -17.01%   16.15%   -4.30%   -0.28%    8.51%
Production              
 Crude Palm Oil             5.07%    2.20%   -7.93%  -13.86%   -8.20%  -14.71%
 Palm Kernel                3.33%    1.87%   -8.40%  -12.03%   -5.13%  -14.63%
 Crude Palm Kernel Oil     -8.35%   -1.36%   -2.06%  -21.18%    0.00%   -6.33%

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                            April    March     Feb.     Jan.     Dec.     Nov.
                             2012     2012     2012     2012     2011     2011
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Export                   ----------------------- MoM% ------------------------
 Palm Oil                   0.14%    9.76%  -12.65%  -12.82%   -4.43%   -9.71%
 Palm Kernel Oil            3.58%   19.14%  -24.57%  -22.45%   17.10%   -8.18%
Import                  
 Crude Palm Oil            45.54%  -78.42%  -22.77%   32.11%   45.39%  116.78%
 Processed Palm Oil       -19.50%  -11.45%  179.27%  110.74% 1764.39%  -79.69%

Stock                    ----------------------- YoY% ------------------------
 Total Palm Oil            10.61%   21.04%   39.20%   42.32%   27.41%   26.55%
  Crude Palm Oil            4.91%    6.32%   32.72%   65.79%   50.12%   42.11%
  Processed Palm Oil       18.00%   40.46%   46.59%   23.82%    9.59%    9.12%
 Palm Kernel              -18.25%  -28.26%   -6.46%   39.50%   34.86%   33.42%
 Crude Palm Kernel Oil     24.00%   20.67%   51.44%   61.99%   47.82%   31.88%
Production              
 Crude Palm Oil           -16.82%  -14.49%    8.30%   21.67%   21.22%   11.57%
 Palm Kernel              -16.28%  -14.79%   10.37%   26.25%   26.16%   10.84%
 Crude Palm Kernel Oil    -19.55%   -5.95%   30.79%   23.96%   30.50%   17.14%
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                            April    March     Feb.     Jan.     Dec.     Nov.
                             2012     2012     2012     2012     2011     2011
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Export                   ----------------------- YoY% ------------------------
 Palm Oil                  -0.98%    7.64%    8.69%   13.85%   23.21%   10.51%
 Palm Kernel Oil           -6.27%   -6.86%   -3.16%   52.73%   18.44%  -10.73%
Import                  
 Crude Palm Oil           -32.19%  -78.86%  -30.99%    5.77%   19.48%   15.48%
 Processed Palm Oil      2290.01% 6923.92% 5768.42%  536.24%   31.22%  -93.28%

Stock                    ----------------- Thousand tonnes -------------------
 Palm Oil                 1,848.4  1,954.1  2,062.1  2,019.0  2,058.4  2,070.0
  Crude Palm Oil            990.2    976.3  1,047.9  1,036.7  1,066.3  1,228.4
  Processed Palm Oil        858.2    977.8  1,014.1    982.4    992.1    841.6
 Palm Kernel                118.6     91.1    101.0    122.9    125.3    154.1
 Crude Palm Kernel Oil      162.7    182.6    220.0    189.4    197.9    198.5
Production              
 Crude Palm Oil           1,272.6  1,211.3  1,185.1  1,287.2  1,494.4  1,627.8
 Palm Kernel                324.4    313.9    308.2    336.4    382.4    403.1
 Crude Palm Kernel Oil      139.3    152.0    154.1    157.4    199.6    199.6
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                            April    March     Feb.     Jan.     Dec.     Nov.
                             2012     2012     2012     2012     2011     2011
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Export                   ----------------- Thousand tonnes -------------------
 Palm Oil                 1,331.5  1,329.6  1,211.4  1,386.9  1,590.9  1,664.6
 Palm Kernel Oil             91.3     88.2     74.0     98.1    126.5    108.1
Import                  
 Crude Palm Oil              40.6     27.9    129.3    167.5    126.8     87.2
 Processed Palm Oil          83.5    103.7    117.1     41.9     19.9      1.1
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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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