29 Aug '16, 9pm

The durian harvest peak has ended and prices have gone up again

The durian harvest peak has ended and prices have gone up again. A popular variety like Mao Shan Wang (Musang King), which sold for as little as $12 per kg earlier this month, now costs at least $16 a kg. Sellers said the supply of the fruit, mainly from Malaysia, has fallen compared with earlier this month, when there was a bumper crop. Heavier rainfall in May and June in Malaysia had led to more supply and a drop in prices then. "Last week, I'd receive eight to 10 baskets of Mao Shan Wang a day. Now, it's about five to six baskets," said Mr Alvin Teo, 30, owner of Durian 36 in Geylang Road. A kilogram of Mao Shan Wang costs $18 at his stall, up from $15 to $16 earlier this month. Prices are expected to remain stable until the end of next month, he added. Fruit stall 717 Trading now brings in about 50 baskets of durians a day, down from 200 during the peak season. A kilog...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/singapore/durian-prices-up-as...

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