Chinese Prices for Imported Tropical Fruit Spike Owing to Poor Weather in Chile and Southeast Asia

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