As the durian season gets under way in Singapore, traders of the fruit are expecting an uptick in demand, especially during the peak period. This is estimated to begin in about a week or two. Traders are hoping that lower prices during the peak period will draw in more customers.
Louis Lee, a partner at Louis Durian, said that sales this season have been ‘quite okay’, as the cost of durian is still quite high. He attributed the high price of durian to Malaysia suppliers looking to export durians to China, where demand for the fruit has exploded in recent years.