Thai Durian industry is facing serious regional competition

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A pile of Durians. Photo: The Wandering Angel.

The Thai Durian industry is seeing serious competition in the Chinese market from neighboring countries, such as Malaysia, Indonesia and the Philippines, according to the Thai Durian Institute.

A 2020 trade report, by the World Trade Organization Study Centre at the University of the Thai Chamber of Commerce,shows Thailand was the largest Durian exporter in 2020, shipping 620,900 tons, or an approximately 80% market share. That share is, however, expected to drop to around 57% by2025, with Malaysia gaining the most.

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By Thai PBS World

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