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Durian Harvests News2021-02-16T12:04:53+00:00

China’s Durians Imports Grew Explosively in 2020

The durian supply on the Chinese market is almost entirely dependent on imports. In 2019, the import value of this fruit increased by 47% year-on-year, taking over cherries and making durian the fruit with the highest import value in China. In the first six months of 2020, although affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, China's durian demand did not shrink significantly. The explosive growth of import value this year is mainly the result of a sharp increase in the unit price. In the first half of 2020, the import value of frozen durians from Thailand totaled 63.43 million US dollars, [...]

Global durian fruit market to hit $28.6 billion by 2025

In a recent report from Million Insights, the global durian fruit industry report provided a detailed evaluation of the industry by highlighting information on different aspects which include drivers, restraints, growth opportunities, and threats. This information can help stakeholders to make appropriate decisions before investing. The global Durian Fruit Market size is projected to touch USD 28.6 billion by 2025 and registering a 7.2% CAGR over the forecast period from 2019 to 2025, according to the new report. The growth of this market is majorly driven by increasing demand for cross-cultural cuisine along with the expansion of the tourism industry. [...]

China’s Durian Imports Exceed $1.6 Billion in First Half of 2020

[et_pb_section admin_label="section"] [et_pb_row admin_label="row"] [et_pb_column type="4_4"] [et_pb_text admin_label="Text"] China’s durian supply is almost entirely dependent on imports. In 2019, China’s durian imports witnessed a 47% year-on-year (YOY) increase and durians replaced cherries as the top fruit category imported by China in terms of value. In the first half of 2020, even the COVID-19 pandemic did not substantially diminish the fondness of Chinese consumers for durians. According to data from China Customs, China’s imports of fresh and frozen durians over this period totaled $1.62 billion, corresponding to a 73.5% YOY increase and almost reaching the $1.82 billion imported during the whole [...]

Durian Harvests scrambles to meet China’s Musang King demand

The Musang King durian is set to become Malaysia's next major export as the country rushes to develop thousands of hectares to cash in on unprecedented demand for the fruit from China. According to The Sun, once planted in family orchards and small-scale farms, the durian is attracting investments like never before. Even property tycoons and companies in palm oil are making forays into the durian business. The government is encouraging large-scale farming of durian, counting on a 50 per cent jump in exports by 2030. "The durian industry is transforming from local to global, large-scale farming due to the [...]

Musang King Durian Flavor Ice Cream is a Big Hit in India!

We all like ice creams!! Isn’t it!! Ice creams come in different flavors - for example, strawberry ice cream, mango ice cream etc. Ice creams have always been in demand all over the world. And now Durian fruit ice cream is gaining popularity. In view of the same, the manufacturers are trying to capture the Global Market. Durian is not native to India, but it is slowly gaining a presence among local fruits. It is revealed from the traditional plant and fruit-based old Dadi-Nani nuskhe that durian is effective at treating infertility, giving hope to all those childless couples and sending [...]

Musang King Durian Driving up Prices in China

The durian is so pungent that you can't bring it on planes, public transport or into hotels across Southeast Asia – but Malaysia believes it has struck spiky, stinky gold with the Chinese market, encouraging agricultural and digital development as the fruit goes “from local to global.” According to Reuters, Malaysia is allocating thousands of hectares for the cultivation of musang king durian, transforming palm oil farms into plots of land for the “world's smelliest fruit” as investment rushes in, following a surge in demand for the fruit from China. Meanwhile, the durian trade is set to move into the [...]

Lay’s Introduces Durian Potato Chips in China

China's Durian fascination continues to permeate in China, with food brand Lay’s most recently joining the fray with their Durian-flavored potato chips. The snack food company introduced the limited edition item last month with the name “Little Durian Monster (小怪兽榴莲味),” characterized by a cartoon-like face printed over the spiky Southeast Asian delicacy. The potato chip brand now forms part of the crowd of fast food producers that are using Durian in their menu. Pizza Hut currently has Durian pizzas on offer, while KFC used to sell durian egg tarts. McDonald’s has a Durian ice cream in their Singapore, Malaysia, and [...]

Plantations International creates Durian Harvests brand in Malaysia

Plantations International is delighted to announce the establishment of MK DURIAN HARVESTS SDN BHD (COMPANY. NO.: 1287972-K) a company incorporated in Malaysia under Companies Act 1965. MK DURIAN HARVESTS SDN BHD ("Durian Harvests") is an associated company of Plantations International specializing in providing Musang King Durian plantation management and other Durian related services. Durian Harvests' mission is to become the leading provider and operator of Durian plantations globally - from plantation development and management to end product manufacturing. This includes producing Durian in raw form and processing it into a variety of end products including foods products such as ice [...]

Malaysian Musang King Durian in China

The market in China for Malaysian durian is now worth over USD 50 million according to the Malaysian consul general for Shanghai. This figure,during an event in Shanghai last month, is apparently an estimate rather than an official trade statistic. Nevertheless, even if the actual number is a fraction of that, it would still be an impressive showing for a durian product whose market in China was nonexistent a decade ago. Domestic production of Durian in China is negligible and, presently, all legitimately imported fresh Durian on the market comes from Thailand, which is the only country with approved import [...]

Durian Prices Surge as Demand Increases in China

Known as the "king of fruits", Durian is something of luxury product in China. As such, the price of durian reflects its status—high. Hence, many durian lovers’ cravings go unsatisfied. Entering June, durian has reached its peak season. A month ago, the retail price of durian was about 80 Yuan (USD 11.76) per kg. The price has dropped by more than half, to below 40 Yuan (USD 5.88) per kg. On e-commerce platforms, the sales price is between 12-14 Yuan (USD 1.76-2.06) per kg, arguably the lowest price in history. Abundant harvest in main durian growing areas is responsible for [...]

The Sweet Future of the Musang King Durian

EATING a Musang King durian is a luxury these days with the high price it fetches due to the strong demand from tourists willing to pay top dollar to savour it. But what can be described as a loss for local durian lovers points to a major gain for those who produce and sell the fruit. Given the right investment in technology to boost the fruit’s production and support from trade missions abroad in marketing, the “King of Fruits” can fetch billions for the country. The crop can provide an alternative for diversification to the Malaysian agricultural industry in view [...]

Big market for Durians in China – Consul General

KOTA KINABALU: There is huge potential for durian farming in Malaysia given the high demand for the King of Fruits in China. Consul General of the People’s Republic of China in Kota Kinabalu, Liang Caide said the supply of durians was insufficient to meet the demand of the massive China market. He said over 1.6 million durian trees were planted over 660,000 hectares of land in Malaysia. “The yearly production of durians amounted to 300,000 tonnes in Malaysia, while about 500 tonnes to 800 tonnes of durians are exported to China.” He said this during a courtesy call on the [...]

Thai Express Founder Invests into Durian Startup

Ivan Lee, founder of the Thai Express group of restaurants, and Raging Bull, a technology-focused investment company, have infused S$1 million (US$730,000) into Singapore-based FMCG IP startup Golden Moments. The seed funding will help the startup to accelerate its operations and brand presence in the FMCG industry by investing heavily in research and development for new offerings, as well as focusing on market expansion especially through e-commerce. Golden Moments will also partner with multiple distribution channels, such as supermarkets, convenience stores, retail malls and e-commerce. In addition, the startup plans to expand operations into Indonesia, Thailand, China and Hong Kong. [...]

Durians can be a major commodity export for Malaysia, says Dr.M

Durians could potentially become a major commodity export for Malaysia if developed systematically and on a large scale like rubber and oil palm. Prime Minister Tun Dr Mahathir Mohamad said Malaysia had successfully developed rubber, originally brought in from South America, until eventually becoming the world’s largest rubber producers. Malaysia, he said, also applied the same methods to emulate the success with oil palm, which originates from West Africa. “Durians, on the other hand, are native to Malaysia. But we have never considered developing durian farms in a systematic way as we did with rubber and oil palm. “I feel [...]

Malaysia – Tapping on China’s Big Demand for our Durians

Sarawak is inviting investors from mainland China to venture into large-scale planting of pineapple and durian, which are of great demand in their country. State Modernisation of Agriculture,Native Land and Regional Development Ministry permanent secretary Datuk Ik Pahon Joyik said Sarawak needed injection of capital from overseas investors and smart farming techniques in commercial cultivation of pineapple and durian which the ministry had identified as the selected fruit crops in the next five to 10 years. “Sarawak has advantages in its vast area of agriculture land for farming. Currently, we have two million hectares of land still available for agriculture. [...]

Kingly Treat to Conquer Tastebuds

A Divine alliance between the King of Fruits, bananas and chocolate reigns surpreme at Shangri-La’s Rasa Sayang Resort and Spa in Penang. Tastebuds are bound to submit to the all-new Durian Banana Mousse Cake, a unique creation with luscious layers of indulgence. Waste not a moment to grab your share for it is available until the end of August only at the Rasa Deli in the hotel’s Garden Wing. Executive pastry chef Dino Wan said Musang King durian puree and caramelised bananas form the heart of the cake. These are wrapped in a blanket of rich chocolate mousse and sit [...]

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