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Table 2

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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