Durian crisis in Malaysia: Prices for the fruit fall as low as to RM1

Durian prices have dropped dramatically in Malaysia due to an oversupply caused by hot weather, vendors say. Reports came in from markets in Kedah that smaller-sized durians were going for just one ringgit each, which is about $0.24. Larger and fresher durians were priced at between three and eight ringgit

On a market in Penang, a durian seller was spotted selling Musang King, widely seen as the best variety of durians, at 28 ringgit per kilogramme, or $6.60. In last year’s season, one kilogramme of Musang King used to sell for 125 ringgit.

“The wholesalers are sending us durians twice a day. We are now desperate to sell as fast as we can because we are committed to take their stock daily,” he said.

This has been the longest durian season in recent memory in northern Malaysia. Makeshift durian stalls mushroomed in late February and the season was supposed to be over in May. But another round of durians began falling in late June, removing any perceptible break in the season.

This love for the Malaysian King of Fruits has got durian lovers taking advantage of the cheap period by going all out to fulfill their otherwise expensive cravings. Everywhere, be it at proper durian shops or roadside stalls, there seems to be an endless supply of durian.

 This durian season is now expected to last until September this year.

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Durian prices have dropped dramatically in Malaysia due to an oversupply caused by hot weather, vendors say. Reports came in from markets in Kedah that smaller-sized durians were going for just one ringgit each, which is about $0.24. Larger and fresher durians were priced at between three and eight ringgit

Durian prices have dropped dramatically in Malaysia due to an oversupply caused by hot weather, vendors say. Reports came in from markets in Kedah that smaller-sized durians were going for just one ringgit each, which is about $0.24. Larger and fresher durians were priced at between three and eight ringgit

On a market in Penang, a durian seller was spotted selling Musang King, widely seen as the best variety of durians, at 28 ringgit per kilogramme, or $6.60. In last year’s season, one kilogramme of Musang King used to sell for 125 ringgit.

“The wholesalers are sending us durians twice a day. We are now desperate to sell as fast as we can because we are committed to take their stock daily,” he said.

This has been the longest durian season in recent memory in northern Malaysia. Makeshift durian stalls mushroomed in late February and the season was supposed to be over in May. But another round of durians began falling in late June, removing any perceptible break in the season.

This love for the Malaysian King of Fruits has got durian lovers taking advantage of the cheap period by going all out to fulfill their otherwise expensive cravings. Everywhere, be it at proper durian shops or roadside stalls, there seems to be an endless supply of durian.

 This durian season is now expected to last until September this year.

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