India imported 183,914 tonnes of Malaysian edible palm oil last month

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NEW DELHI (Dec 13): India imported 183,914 tonnes of edible palm oil from Malaysia in November, industry data showed on Friday.

The imports from Malaysia comprised crude palm oil (CPO) (140,280 tonnes), RBD palm olein (41,600 tonnes) and crude palm kernel oil (CPKO) (2,034 tonnes), according to the Mumbai-based Solvent Extractors' Association (SEA) of India.

The world's biggest importer of edible oil bought a total of 668,363 tonnes of palm oil in November compared with 778,568 tonnes in October.

Its total vegetable oil import stood at 1.12 million tonnes during the month.

Last month, India imported 484,449 tonnes of palm oil from Indonesia, comprising CPO (400,141 tonnes) and RBD palm olein (80,809 tonnes).

The import volume of soft oils — including soybean and sunflower — stood at 428,061 tonnes.

During the month, the country imported sunflower oil from Ukraine (191,448 tonnes), Russia (50,163 tonnes) and Romania (21,700 tonnes), as well as soybean oil from Argentina (137,690 tonnes), Brazil (16,060 tonnes) and Saudi Arabia (11,000 tonnes).

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