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KUALA LUMPUR (Dow Jones)--Malaysia's Aug. 1-15 palm oil exports rose 30% from a month earlier to 947,594 metric tons, cargo surveyor SGS (Malaysia) Bhd. said Monday.

SGS estimated July 1-15 exports at 731,842 tons.

Another surveyor, Intertek Agri Services, estimated Aug. 1-15 palm oil exports rose 27% to 953,852 tons.

The following are the major items in the SGS estimate:

(All figures in tons)

Product               Aug. 1-15      Jul. 1-15 
RBD Palm Olein          363,604        423,597 
RBD Palm Oil             56,061         55,127 
RBD Palm Stearin        101,842         59,489 
Crude Palm Oil          289,289        109,300 
Total*                  947,594        731,842 
 
Major importers of Malaysian palm oil: 
 
European Union          192,325         59,901 
China                   236,413        245,104 
U.S.                     54,104         17,500 
India                   131,740         77,489 
Pakistan                110,250         88,000 
 
*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

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