Thai fruit exports soar in first half of 2021


BANGKOK (The Nation/ANN): Thai agricultural exports rose 20 per cent in the first six months of 2021, driven by soaring sales of fresh fruit, the Commerce Ministry revealed on Wednesday (Aug 4).

Fresh fruit exports were up by 42.21 per cent from the same period last year, earning $2.89 billion or THB88.9 billion.

“Durians saw the biggest jump in exports at 58.24 per cent year on year, followed by longan [up 51.43 per cent], mango [50.09 per cent] and banana [18.59 per cent],” said Phusit Rattanakul Sereeruengsit, director of the Ministry’s Trade Policy and Strategy Office (TPSO). - The Nation/Asia News Network

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