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China’s demand for Durian not effected by Covid-19

China has emerged as a saviour for the durian industries in Thailand and Malaysia throughout the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak, with solid demand and import growth continuing even throughout lockdowns despite earlier pessimistic predictions. The durian industry was predicted to take a bad hit when the pandemic hit earlier this year, especially for the world’s largest durian exporters Thailand and Malaysia due to labour shortages, logistics interruptions, and most crucially a drop in demand from China which is the largest durian-importing country globally. Recent data has however revealed that even a global pandemic has not managed to curtail China’s appetite for the [...]

Musang King Durian to Enter China

Since the first volumes of frozen musang king durians were shipped to China in April 2018, the Chinese market has seen a surge in demand for Musang King Durian. Large volumes of this variety from Malaysia are expected to enter China with the "First China-ASEAN Online Trade Fair" that is to take place on September 11-13. Durian is indigenous to Malaysia and was later introduced to Thailand, Myanmar and other areas. The soil, water quality, temperature and other conditions in Malaysia are highly suitable for the growth of this fruit, therefore, the country produces the fruit with the best taste and [...]

Special Report: China and The Global Garlic Market

OVERVIEW GLOBAL GARLIC MARKET China, by far the world's largest garlic producer, sets the conditions in the global market. Rumours about problems with the crop and possible losses are being taken relatively calmly by the international market, although there are reports that importers are monitoring their import flows more closely and importing more from other countries in order to avoid problems. Argentinian growers are struggling to maintain their position on the world market. Due to high costs and competition from other countries, they risk losing their capacity to compete. Israeli growers are frustrated about the import quotas, which only allow imports [...]