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KUALA LUMPUR (Dow Jones)--Malaysia's palm oil exports during the Aug. 1-20 period rose 14% from a month earlier, to 1.17 million metric tons, cargo surveyor SGS (Malaysia) Bhd. said Monday.

The figure is directly in line with market expectations.

Another surveyor, Intertek Agri Services, also estimated Aug. 1-20 exports at 1.17 million tons Saturday.

The following are the major items in the SGS estimate:

(All figures in metric tons)

Aug. 1-20       Jul. 1-20 
   RBD Palm Olein          483,963         544,872 
   RBD Palm Oil             79,120          79,132 
   RBD Palm Stearin        127,892          80,619 
   Crude Palm Oil          313,329         188,750 
   Total*                1,171,327       1,028,352 
   Major importers of Malaysian palm oil: 
   European Union          218,464         122,506 
   China                   299,413         347,654 
   U.S.                     71,639          40,240 
   India                   131,740         102,689 
   Pakistan                132,250          97,630 
*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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