Musang King Durian

Agribusiness Managed Investment Scheme (MIS)

Agribusiness managed investment schemes (MIS) were developed to finance agricultural operations on a large scale. They allow small investors to pool their funds to invest in a large-scale agricultural operation. MIS were introduced to Australian investors after the passage of the Managed Investments Act 1998, ostensibly to encourage agricultural diversification, after the decline of the local forestry industry. Over the 20-year life cycle of a typical MIS, investors would pay fees in the first few years as orchards were planted, which would become significant tax deductions. Fees would drop after a few years, and the scheme would return profits as the [...]

China’s Durian Imports Surge Over 50% in First Half of 2023

Data from China Customs indicate that China’s durian imports in the first six months of this year reached a volume of 787,000 metric tons and a value of $3.83 billion, corresponding to year-on-year increases of 57.1% and 64.9%, respectively. It is worth noting that China’s total durian imports in 2022 were 825,000 metric tons and $4.04 billion, only slightly higher than the values registered for the first half of 2023, highlighting the rapid expansion of China’s durian market. According to statistics from the World Trade Organization, China was the world’s largest importer and consumer of durians in 2022, accounting for a [...]

China imports US$2.8 Billion Fresh Durian Fruit in Just 4 Months!

Thai durian exporters have capitalised on the ASEAN-China free trade agreement (FTA) and the Regional Economic Partnership Agreement (RCEP) by exporting about US$2.8 billion worth of fresh durian to China from January to April this year, a substantial increase of 85.31% over the same period last year, according to the Thai Foreign Trade Department. China imports US$2.8 Billion in Just 4 Months! Thai exports under the frameworks of 12 FTAs during the same period amounted to US$25.8 billion, an increase of 74.75% over the same period last year. Exports of Thai durian to China are exempted from taxation under the ASEAN-China [...]

War in Ukraine Pushes Food Prices to Record High: FAO

The surge in food prices accelerated after the Russian invasion of Ukraine in late February. Russia and Ukraine are major exporters of wheat and corn. Global food prices have hit record levels in the wake of the Ukraine war, the latest data from the Food and Agriculture Organization shows, raising concerns over food security and the conflict's impact on vulnerable populations across the world. The U.N.'s food price index rose to 159.3 in March, up 17.9 points, or 13%, from February and jumped 34% from a year ago. The index measures the monthly change in international prices for a basket of [...]

Plantations International Joins United Nations Global Compact

The Plantations International Group of Companies is very pleased to announce that is been accepted into the prestigious United Nations Global Compact. Plantations International pledges to support the Ten Principles of the United Nations Global Compact on human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption. With this communication, we express our intent to implement those principles. We are committed to making the UN Global Compact and its principles part of the strategy, culture, and day-to-day operations of our group, and to engaging in collaborative projects which advance the broader development goals of the United Nations, particularly the Sustainable Development Goals. Plantations International has [...]

Malaysia’s First and Only Organic Musang King Durian Plantation

The Plantations International group of companies is very pleased to announce that via its fully own Malaysian subsidiary United Tropical Fruit Sdn. Bhd. (UTFSB), it has launched Malaysia's first and only commercial-grade Organic Musang King Durian Plantation. The United Tropical Fruit Organic Musang King Durian Plantation is located on a 100-acre site in the Malaysian state of Pahang and has been secured by United Tropical Fruit on a 60-year leasehold basis.  See Plantations International's Photo Gallary Malaysia's Musang King Durian also known as Mao Shan Wang or D197 is Malaysia's most popular durian export and due to extremely limited supply levels, [...]

Thailand’s Durian Exports to China up 14% on the Year

It is currently the durian season in Thailand. Chanthaburi, a producer in eastern Thailand, set the record of receiving orders for 20 tons (approximately 10,000) of fresh durians from Chinese buyers in one day. The product will be transported to the Port of Shenzhen by chartered flights and distributed to all parts of China within 1 to 2 days. Industry insiders said ripe durians taste the best when consumed within 3 days after being harvested. Alongkorn, consultant to the Minister of Agriculture of Thailand, said Thai durian fruit export companies have increased their quality control this year, following stricter regulations on [...]