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Malaysia: 26 agricultural items reached 100% Self-Sufficiency Ratio in 2021

According to the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM), there were some 26 selected agricultural commodities recorded a Self-Sufficiency Ratio of over 100% in 2021. The department said that 10 out of 14 selected fruits recorded a SSR of more than 100%, with papaya remaining the highest at 146.9%, followed by watermelon (139.5%) and jackfruit (110.8%).

“Meanwhile, the country’s ability to produce local mangoes to meet domestic needs remains the lowest at 16.2%, down from 20.2% in 2020,” it said. For selected vegetables, DOSM said seven out of 10 food commodities recorded over 100% SSR, with tomatoes recording the highest SSR at 118.9%, while chilli remained at the lowest at 29.3%. Two other selected crops, namely sugarcane and cassava, recorded an SSR of 149.4% and 100.2% respectively.


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