KUALA LUMPUR (Dow Jones)--Malaysia's palm oil exports during the March 1-25 period are estimated to have risen 2.1% on month to 1.13 million metric tons, cargo surveyor SGS (Malaysia) Bhd. said Thursday.
The estimate is close to market expectations of a rise in shipments to around 1.1 million tons.
Earlier in the day, another surveyor, Intertek Agri Services, put exports at 1.11 million tons for the March 1-25 period.
The following are the major items in the SGS estimate:
(All figures in metric tons)
March 1-25 vs February 1-25
RBD Palm Olein 492,155 vs 439,038
RBD Palm Oil 115,403 vs 99,362
RBD Palm Stearin 108,900 v 139,420
Crude Palm Oil 195,731 vs 247,364
Total* 1,125,412 vs 1,101,771
*Palm oil product volumes don't add up to total as some products aren't
SGS Malaysia is a division of the Switzerland-based Societe Generale de
-By Shie-Lynn Lim, Dow Jones Newswires; +603 2026 1233;