Dekel Agri-Vision

November Palm Oil Production Update

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Dekel Agri-Vision PLC
09 December 2021
 

 

Dekel Agri-Vision Plc / Index: AIM / Epic: DKL / Sector: Food Producers

 

Dekel Agri-Vision Plc ('Dekel' or the 'Company')

November Palm Oil Production Update

 

Dekel Agri-Vision Plc (AIM: DKL) , the West African agriculture company focused on building a portfolio of sustainable and diversified projects, is pleased to provide a November production update for its Ayenouan palm oil project.

 

Key Highlights

Palm Oil Production

·   74.4% increase in November 2021 compared to November 2020, the highest monthly like for like uplift in production in 2021

· CPO prices remain strong with average prices achieved in November 2021 of €956, an uplift of 44% compared to November 2020

· Dekel is currently on track to deliver a record year of annual revenue for the palm oil operation

 

Lincoln Moore, Dekel 's Executive Director , said: "The Ayenouan Project will finish the year with continued strong momentum. The Company is heavily focused on preparations (including the annual maintenance programme) for the high season production ramp-up that is just 6 weeks away, in order to capitalise on sales prices which are currently higher than the levels we achieved in the 2021 high season."

 

 

Nov-21

Nov-20

Change

 

 

 

 

 

FFB processed (tonnes)

13,181

7,441

77.1%

CPO production (tonnes)

2,669

1,530

74.4%

CPO Sales (tonnes)

1,837

1,515

21.3%

Average CPO price per tonne

€956

€664

44.0%

PKO production (tonnes)

212

124

71.0%

PKO Sales (tonnes)

106

367

-71.1%

Average PKO price per tonne

€930

€579

60.6%

PKC production (tonnes)

298

177

68.3%

PKC Sales (tonnes)

304

266

14.3%

Average PKC price per tonne

€80

€61

31.1%

 

Crude Palm Oil

· Production and Sales: the 74.4% increase in November 2021 production compared to November 2020 represents the highest monthly like for like production increase in 2021.  Whilst the 44% increase in sales quantities increase is less than the increase in production,  the remaining stock in our tanks has also been sold and we expect this stock will be collected in the December and January monthly results

· Prices: CPO sales prices remained very strong at €956

International CPO prices continue to trade at multi-year highs over €1,050 per tonne, we are seeing local prices currently settling around €950 per tonne. We believe this is in part due to international logistic challenges and high costs to export; as a result we continue to supply CPO at the factory gate which is more cost effective than export options

 

Palm Kernel Oil ('PKO') and Palm Kernel Cake ('PKC')

·   Production: the higher volume of FFB processed also drove significant increases in November like for like monthly production of PKO and PKC compared to last year of 71% and 68% respectively

· Sales and Pricing: 60.6% increase in PKO prices to €930 per tonne compared to €579 in November 2020. We are pleased to confirm our strategy to search for new customers for PKO at higher prices is starting to pay dividends and we have now commenced small batch regional exports of our PKO at higher prices than achieved in November which should begin to be reflected in our December PKO sales figures

 

The information contained within this announcement is deemed by the Company to constitute inside information as stipulated under the Market Abuse Regulations (EU) No. 596/2014 ("MAR").  Upon the publication of this announcement via a Regulatory Information Service ("RIS"), this inside information is now considered to be in the public domain.

 

** ENDS **

 

For further information please visit the Company's website www.dekelagrivision.com or contact:

 

Dekel Agri-Vision Plc

Youval Rasin

Shai Kol

Lincoln Moore

 

+44 (0) 207 236 1177

Arden Partners Plc (Nomad and Joint Broker)

Paul Shackleton / Ruari McGirr /

Elliot Mustoe (Corporate Finance)

 

+44 (0) 207 614 5900

Optiva Securities Limited (Joint Broker)

Christian Dennis

Jeremy King

 

+44 (0) 203 137 1903

 

Notes:

Dekel Agri-Vision Plc is a multi-project, multi-commodity agriculture company focused on West Africa.  It has a portfolio of projects in Côte d'Ivoire at various stages of development: a fully operational palm oil project in Ayenouan where fruit produced by local smallholders is processed at the Company's 60,000tpa crude palm oil mill; a cashew processing project in Tiebissou, which is due to commence commissioning in December 2021. 

 

 

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