Variable costs incurred for the processing of one ton of oil palm FFB in an artisanal mill.
|Operations||Peak season||Low season|
|(in€/t FFB)||(in€/t FFB)|
|FFB purchase||61 €/t||76 €/t|
|Transportation||11 to 18.1 €/t||11 to 18.1 €/t|
|Labour charge||2.3 × 5 drums=11.5 €/t||2.3 × 5 drums =11.5 €/t|
|Milling charge||3.04 × 5 drums=15.2 €/t||3.04 × 5 drums=15.2 €/t|
|Total expenditure||98.2 to 106 €/t||114 to 121.2 €/t|
|Price of palm oil/Liter||0.76 €/L red oil||1.22 €/L red oil|
|Gross profit||114.4 €/t FFB||183 €/t FFB|
|Net||Middleman||8.4 to 16.0 €/t FFB||61.7 to 69.4 €/t FFB|
|Profit||Palm oil producer||69.4 to 77 €/t FFB||138 to 146 €/t FFB|
Source: Field survey 2012 (Nkongho).
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