Supply sufficient until August 2021

Malaysia: Onion prices now stable as Indian exports resume

The price of onions in Malaysia has stabilised. Experts say  there is sufficient supply to last until August, which was confirmed by Domestic Trade and Consumer Affairs (KPDNHEP) Minister Datuk Alexander Nanta Linggi.

“… the ministry was informed that supply of onions has stabilised and enough for consumers until August,” he said in a statement. This is because India, being the main exporter to Malaysia, has recovered from recent flooding and has begun exporting its onions again.

Nanta said Malaysia imported 489,297 tonnes of onions last year from 24 countries, namely India (31 per cent), Pakistan (24 per cent), China (22 per cent), Holland (10 per cent ), Thailand (six per cent), New Zealand (three per cent) and other countries (four per cent).

Malaysia imports eight types of onions – the small red onion (India), big onion (India), red onion (China), small red onion (China), small red rose onion (India), small red onion (Myanmar); small red onion (Thailand) and big yellow onion (Holland).


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