The Malaysian Ministry of Agriculture and Food Security (MAFS) is targeting fruits export to increase in several foreign countries this year. Malaysia’s fruits, mainly durian and MD2 pineapple, can fetch big revenues in foreign markets, especially in China. In 2021, durian became the main fruit commodity as the country produced 448,272 tons and exported 24,684 tons in a single year, with 85,280 ha of acreage.
Pineapple came second as one of Malaysia’s most important fruit commodities with a great trading potential, especially for the MD2 pineapple. In 2021, about 375,423 tons of MD2 pineapple were produced.