6 million durians consumed by Singaporeans in the first half of this year: Report

About six million durians were consumed by Singaporeans in the first half of this year, reported China Press.

Durian sellers said the city-state has imported 50 per cent more durians compared to last year.

A spokesman of the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore said the nation had imported 14,300 tonnes of durian last year, and 8,900 tonnes in the first half of this year.

“The figure was already at 62 per cent of last year’s imports and 600 tonnes of them were from Malaysia.”