Local demand for domestic durian in Cambodia will be high this year as border restrictions complicate the entry of imports from neighboring countries. Coupled with the border restrictions, the closures of Neak Meas and Doeum Kor markets – the largest wholesale markets in Cambodia’s capital – to prevent and control the spread of Covid-19, will improve the local durian market this year.
Durian is mostly grown in Kampot, Kampong Cham, Battambang, Koh Kong and Pursat provinces. Battambang provincial Department of Commerce director Kim Hout told phnompenhpost.com that durians produced in the province's Samlot district are some the best among those famously grown in areas such as Kampot and Kampong Cham. However, "durian from Battambang province's Samlot district is only sold domestically. Usually customers go to the plantations to buy them, while others buy them to resell in Phnom Penh", he said.