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26011. 22/09/2004
21/09/04 - JAKARTA (Dow Jones)--Indonesia's PT Astra Agro Lestariexpects the country's crude palm oil exports to India to rise by 5%-10%following India's decision to lower CPO tariff values by $50 a metric ton,Bisnis Indonesia reported Tuesday.A downward revision in tariff values, from which import taxes arecalculated, has effectively lowered the import tax on CPO in India.Benny Tjoeng, vice president of Astra Agro Lestari, was quoted assaying the change will boost India's CPO consumption, as it will make thecommodity cheaper."The price of CPO in India (will decline) by $32 a ton" as a result ofthe move, he said.India has been the company's largest market for CPO, taking in around10,000 tons a month, Tjoeng said.However, he said the company has no plans to increase its exports toIndia, as it plans to keep domestic and export sales around the samelevel.Indonesia is the world's second largest CPO producer after Malaysia.The government has predicted production will reach 11 million tons thisyear, buoyed by a steady increase in plantation area to 4.6 millionhectares.According to the Indonesian Palm Oil Association, or Gapki, Indonesiaproduced 9.9 million tons of CPO in 2003, while the Indonesian governmentputs the figure at 10.6 million tons.
26012. 22/09/2004
21/09/04 - KUALA LUMPUR (Dow Jones)--Private surveyor Palmis ManagementBhd. Tuesday estimated Malaysia's September crude palm oil output at 1.410million to 1.415 million metric tons, up from the 1.32 million tonsproduced in August, traders familiar with the latest Palmis report said.According to traders who obtained the data, Palmis estimated Septemberpalm oil exports at 1.220 million to 1.225 million tons, little changedfrom 1.22 million tons in August.Palmis pegged end-September stocks at 1.33 million to 1.34 milliontons, up from 1.26 million tons at end-August, traders said.Palmis is the only private palm oil crop forecaster in Malaysia, andits production, export and stock forecasts are closely watched by themarket.Traders said the report had little immediate impact on prices, as itdidn't provide any clear guidance on the outlook for supply and demand."Exports were flat (on month), which is kind of a surprise, given thefigures. The production was also a bit of a surprise because (Palmis) putit at 1.4 million. The market feels this is a bit on the low side," atrader said.Traders said market expectations are for exports to show strong growthin September, contrary to Palmis' forecast.The bullish export outlook is underpinned by estimates issued thisweek by cargo surveyors Intertek Testing Services and SGS (Malaysia) Bhd.The surveyors estimated a surge in exports of as much as 22% on monthin the first 25 days of September.Full-month export figures from the cargo surveyors are dueend-September.Palm oil output in September is expected to be much stronger than inAugust, as production is usually at its peak at this time of the year,traders said.There has been talk of production of around 1.5 million tons inSeptember, traders said.Traders said with no bullish leads from Palmis, palm oil prices arelikely to remain under pressure because of the bearish global edible oilproduction outlook.Global edible oil prices have been on the decline in recent weeks onexpectations of a bumper soybean crop in the U.S.At 0739 GMT, the benchmark December CPO contract on the Bursa MalaysiaDerivatives was at 1,417 ringgit ($1=MYR3.8) a ton, down MYR12 fromMonday.
26013. 22/09/2004
SAO PAULO (September 22 2004): Sales of Brazil's new crop soyabeans arebehind schedule as producers continue to hold on to stocks in hopes ofbetter international prices, grain analysts Celeres said on Monday.
26014. 21/09/2004
20/09/04 LONDON (Dow Jones)--Brazil's soy crushers are concerned newChinese soyoil import rules on hexane levels will be used to curb boomingexports.Exports from the world's No. 2 soy exporter to China soared 182% to554,000 metric tons in the first seven months of 2004. But from nextmonth, Chinese soyoil imports can have no more than 100 parts per millionof hexane in unrefined soyoil, much higher than the industry standardthreshold of 600 parts."They could use these new restrictions to cool down exports," saidCesar de Sousa Borges, vice president of the Brazilian Vegetable oilIndustries Association, or Abiove.He said the new rules are part of a strategy to limit soymeal andsoyoil exports to nurture the expansion of the local crushing industry.Hexane is a derivative of petroleum used to extract soyoil. Producersalready make every effort to recover hexane and the threshold doesn't makeany sense, said Borges.
26015. 21/09/2004
BEIJING, Sept 20 Asia Pulse - China's domestic edible oil supply will beabout 20 million tons this year while domestic consumption will hoveraround 17 million tons, according to a forecast made by the Ministry ofCommerce.
26016. 21/09/2004
9/20/2004 Agra Europe - A surprisingly conservative assessment ofBrazilian 2005 soyabean production prospects gave added zest to thebullish, weather-driven Chicago market this week. However, the recovery insoyabean and product prices from recent lows was partly checked by markettalk that demand, especially from China, could be over-rated too.
26017. 21/09/2004
Tuesday September 21, 2004 - OIL palm fronds (OPF) fibre feed has thepotential to be a RM10bil industry and can help provide additional incomeof between RM150 and RM250 per month to Felda settlers.
26018. 21/09/2004
Tuesday September 21, 2004 - THE Felda group has identified integratedfarming, timber production and commercialised tree planting as three newgrowth areas into which it is venturing as part of its efforts to maximisethe use of its vast plantation assets in the country.
26019. 21/09/2004
NEW DELHI, Sept 20 Asia Pulse - The edible oil industry has demanded animmediate cut in the base price on which import duty is levied on edibleoils to curb inflation which is at a four-year high of 8.33 per cent.
26020. 21/09/2004
17/09/04 JAKARTA (Dow Jones)--Indonesia's PT Astra Agro Lestari Fridaysaid its crude palm oil exports more than doubled in the first eightmonths of this year on the back of robust production.CPO exports totaled 231,672 metric tons in the January-August period,up sharply from 100,604 tons in the same period last year.The company said increased CPO production at its plantations hadenabled it to meet rising demand from foreign buyers."Our oil palm trees have entered the prime production age of anaverage of 10 years. We have more CPO to meet increasing export demand,"said Tjahyo Dwi Ariantono, the company official for investor relations.Oil palm trees reach their maximum output of fruit, from which palmoil is made, between their ninth and 15th year.PT Astra sells palm oil mostly to buyers in India, Malaysia, Vietnamand the Netherlands.Tjahyo said the company's total sales volume rose to 463,622 tons inthe first eight months of this year from 343,309 tons in the same periodlast year.CPO production during that period totaled 508,064 tons, up 33% from382,081 tons a year earlier, he said.The company is on track to reach its production target of 750,000 tonsfor this year, Tjahyo said. Last year, the company produced 633,425 tonsof CPO.Between 40% and 45% of the company's annual output is exported."We expect production to grow by 15% next year as more oil palm treesreach production maturity," Tjahyo said.To increase CPO production, he said, the company plans to expand itsplantation area by 5,000 hectares every year, adding to an existing191,600 hectares"We have up to 20,000 hectares of land that we haven't planted withoil palm. We will plant the area within the next four years," Tjahyo said.A greater supply of high-quality oil palm seeds will help support theexpansion plan, he said.The Ministry of Agriculture has said that the number of companiessupplying high-quality seeds doubled to six this year.PT Astra said its average price realization from CPO sales improved to3,899 rupiah ($1=IDR9,025) a kilogram in the first eight months fromIDR3,333/kg a year earlier as result of higher world CPO and soybean oilprices.World CPO prices during the same period have risen 11% to $492 a ton,while those for soybean oil are up 15.9% at $624/ton, the company said.Indonesia is the second-largest producer of CPO after Malaysia, withproduction expected to reach 11 million tons this year.Earlier this week, the government said it expects Indonesian CPOproduction to reach 12 million tons next year, matching production inMalaysia for the first time. The area under cultivation in Indonesia hasbeenincreasing steadily in recent years, while Malaysia has faced a shortageof land to expand acreage. Much of the increase in Malaysian production inrecent years has been achieved through more efficient practices that haveproduced higher yields.
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