In 2022, Malaysian durian exports dropped by 38% compared to 2021. According to Agriculture and Food Security minister Mohamad Sabu, Malaysia exports the fruit in the form of pulp, paste, the fruit itself, downstream durian products and freeze-dried durians to many countries, including China.
“Malaysia’s durian export in 2021 was 4,746 metric tons worth RM92 million, while in 2022 it was 1,880 metric tons worth RM57 million. Export to China in 2021 was 3,406 metric tons worth RM65.2 million, and in 2022, it was 930 metric tons worth RM38 million.”
Mohamad added that his ministry has implemented a targeted durian diplomacy program, promoting the Musang King strain and other strains and premium fruit to high-profile persons in other countries.
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