Anglo-Eastern Plantations' own production of fresh fruit bunches was 690,520mt, an increase of 10% compared to the corresponding period in 2016 (9M16: 628,740mt).

FFB bought-in totalled 749,050m - an increase of 47% on the corresponding period in 2016.

Total crude palm oil produced was 290,840mt, 24% higher than the corresponding period in 2016 (9M16: 235,350mt) due to both higher FFB production and external FFB purchase.

The group said: 'CPO CIF Rotterdam price averaged $723/mt for the first nine months to 30 September 2017.

'This represents an increase of 5% from the average price of $688/mt recorded in the comparative period of 2016 however it is below the price of $795/mt at the start of 2017.'

At 9:49am: (LON:AEP) AngloEastern Plantations PLC share price was -4.75p at 835.25p