Malaysian durian lovers will see prices go up as production drops by 60%

Malaysian durian producers have warned consumers that they will need to fork out more for the fruit as production fell by 60% this year. Allegedly, they gave two reasons for the rise in prices: the high cost of fertilizers due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the closure of the Shanghai port due to the month-long citywide lockdown, which has had an adverse impact on exports.

The producers also said durian crops, which are usually harvested in May, were affected by heavy rain. This led to a 60 to 80% reduction in the Musang King and Black Thorn varieties in Penang, Johor and Pahang, they added.


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