A vendor sells durian fruits at a street stall in Bangkok in May last year. Photo: AFP A vendor sells durian fruits at a street stall in Bangkok in May last year. Photo: AFP
A vendor sells durian fruits at a street stall in Bangkok in May last year. Photo: AFP
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Thailand’s durian dealers fear for China exports after coronavirus surge

  • Thailand is the world’s No 1 exporter of the ‘king of fruits’, the vast majority of which go straight to China – with 575,000 tonnes shipped in 2020 alone
  • But as coronavirus infections hit record levels, Thailand’s durian dealers are worried about a repeat of the social media scare that sent China’s Chilean cherry sales tumbling earlier this year

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A vendor sells durian fruits at a street stall in Bangkok in May last year. Photo: AFP A vendor sells durian fruits at a street stall in Bangkok in May last year. Photo: AFP
A vendor sells durian fruits at a street stall in Bangkok in May last year. Photo: AFP
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