CNA Explains: Why durian supply from Malaysia to Singapore has grown this season

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A durian shop in SS2, Petaling Jaya, enjoying brisk business on a weekday. (Photo: CNA/Rashvinjeet S Bedi)

KUALA LUMPUR: Durian lovers in Singapore are rejoicing, as an abundant supply from Malaysia has led to lower prices this season.

This came as a surprise after projections last month indicated that the erratic weather has caused a slowdown in the production of the king of fruits across the causeway. 

Indeed, those interviewed by CNA noted that there has been lower yield in some producing areas. 

However, weaker demand from China as well as fruits from different states ripening at the same time have led to more fruits being exported to Singapore currently.  

CNA explores the issue from the supply-side perspective in Malaysia....

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