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Thailand sees 14% rise of durian export to China in Q1; reports 1,763 new Covid-19 cases, 27 more deaths
Thailand has exported US$186 million worth of durian to China during this year's first quarter, said a senior government official on Tuesday.
According to Trade Negotiations Department Director General Oramon Sapthaweetham, the sales of Thai durian to China from January to March this year secured US$186 million, registering a 14 per cent increase from the same period last year and accounting for 88 per cent of a total of Thai durian export values to the world markets.
Thailand exported US$1.5 billion worth of durian to China throughout last year, marking a 78 per cent increase from 2019 and accounting for 73 per cent of a total of Thai durian export values to the world markets, Oramon said.
Given the tax-free trading under the Asean (Association of Southeast Asian Nations)-China Free Trade Agreement, China has become the Thai durian's biggest export market, she added.