Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Food Industry I Datuk Seri Ahmad Hamzah recently made a statement saying that, from 2015 to 2018, the average value of Malaysia’s tropical fruit exports increased by 12.29 per cent per year.
Exports grew from RM821.5 million in 2015 to RM1.124 billion in 2018. The value of imports of tropical fruits also increased by 9.95 per cent per annum, from about RM1.2 million in 2015 to RM1. 5 million in 2018.
Ahmad: “Other fruits that have export potential are the star fruit, jackfruit, mango, guava, dragon fruit, ciku and pineapple. The high demand for Malaysian tropical fruits is due to our climate and soil which is suitable for producing fruits that are better-tasting than fruits from other Asean countries.”
He said for this year, the estimated average export value is RM1.417 billion and it is expected to increase to RM2.52 billion in 2025, while the expected value of imports is poised to reduce from RM1.904 billion in 2021 to RM1.633 billion in 2025.
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