The benchmark July 2014 contracts of crude palm oil (CPO) dropped around 1% to RM2556 today, while August and September contracts declined to RM2546 and RM2540 per ton respectively as more companies reported higher output in Indonesia and Malaysia. IJM Plantations, which is aggressive in expanding Indonesian plantations, for example, reported 34.8% growth in April 2014 against April 2013. Also in this report: Comparisons between Astra Agro Lestari (AALI) and Sawit Sumbermas Sarana (SSMS).

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