DSN Group CPO's Production increase by 16.4% to 390,8 thousand tons in 2014

DSN Group's CPO production in 2014 reached 390,857 tons, for an increase of 16.4% compared to production in 2013. Total FFB production also rose to new high of 1,376,498 tons for the full year, or 10.9% higher compared to the 2013.

Mill productivity remained high, with total FFB processed increasing by 18.5% to 1,635,341 tons, while the CPO Oil Extraction Rate declined slightly to 23.9% from 24.3% in 2013. FFA levels rose somewhat to a blended average of 2.93% in 2014, up from 2.67% in the previous year.

The company's CPO sales volume increased to 394,344 tons in the year, or 17.3% higher than the same period last year. New planting in 2014 achieved 9,528 hectares, with the total planted area as of December 2014 encompassing 80,066 hectares.