SGS estimated exports at 1.22 million tons in April. An estimate by another surveyor, Intertek Agri Services, put May exports at 1.33 million tons, up 13% on month.
The following are the major items in the SGS estimate:
(All figures in metric tons)
May April RBD Palm Olein 597,936 551,307 RBD Palm Oil 160,830 123,305 RBD Palm Stearin 125,061 127,279 Crude Palm Oil 191,500 217,580 Total* 1,323,465 1,219,041 Major importers of Malaysian palm oil: European Union 234,350 299,118 China 339,532 316,550 U.S. 193,411 62,870 India 78,150 48,500 Pakistan 107,600 153,450
*Palm oil product volumes don't add up to total as some products aren't included. SGS Malaysia is a division of the Switzerland-based Societe Generale de Surveillance Group. -By Shie-Lynn Lim, Dow Jones Newswires; +603 2026 1233; firstname.lastname@example.org