KUALA LUMPUR, Jan 3 (Reuters): Malaysian exports of oil palm products for December are estimated to have fallen 3.9 per cent to 991,222 tonnes from the 1,031,353 tonnes tracked for November, Societe Generale de Surveillance (SGS), a cargo surveyor, said today.
The figure was down 12.0 per cent when compared with SGS's estimate of 1,125,876 tonnes for December 2004.
SGS said its latest estimate comprised 867,060 tonnes of palm oils and 124,162 tonnes of oleochemicals and lauric oils.
In the palm oil category, 147,897 tonnes were made up of RBD palm oil, 335,116 tonnes of RBD palm olein, 121,865 tonnes of RBD palm stearin and 128,476 tonnes of crude palm oil.
China was the biggest buyer of Malaysian oil palm products for December, taking 241,850 tonnes, followed by the United States with 100,615 tonnes, and Pakistan with 55,790 tonnes.