The price of durian was only at 11-12 yuan [~US$1.85] per half a kilo last year [e.g 2013]. This year it has increased to 18.8 yuan [US$3.02] per half a kilo. Most of durians come from Thailand and are very expensive. Vietnamese durian will also be hitting Chinese supermarket shelves for the first time, at a promotional price of only 9.9 yuan [US$1.59] per half a kilo. But most Chinese still do not know what they taste like…Full Article: Fresh Plaza Apr 2014

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  • According to Wenzhou Agricultural Wholesale Trading Market, imported fruits prices have risen 10% to 30% (year-on-year) due to poor weather in Chile (heavy snowfall) and Southeast Asia (cold/frost)

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  • According to a November 2012 article from the Bangkok Post, Thailand accounts for almost 50% of China’s tropical fruit imports (e.g. durian, longan, mango, mangosteen and banana)

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