Garlic, Fresh or Chilled – Price Values by Year from 2000 to 2007

2.3.1      Garlic, Fresh or Chilled – Price Values by Year from 2000 to 2007

 2.3.1.1    Product Specifications

Scientific name:

Allium sativum Linné (Liliaceae) 

Plant part used:

Compound bulbs

HS Code:

070320000

SITC Code:

054521000

 2.3.1.2    Analysis

Garlic is imported for several purposes such as for culinary preparations, pharmaceutical ingredients as well as extracts. Extracts are utilized in the treatment of various ailments for example in inhibition of platelet aggregation.

Prices of imports have 2 peaks, one during 2001 to 2002 and the other during 2006. From the tables below, it is observed that the price fluctuated every year reaching its peak, in 2006 and sliding downwards in 2007. In terms of amount imported, the highest was in year 2006, which stood at 93.45 million at a value of   RM231.526 million. The price per unit of the product is significantly low over the years ranging  from RM 1.03 to RM 2.48, the highest being in 2006

 

Table 4: Summary of import values and quantities

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Figure 2: Malaysia’s import 2000 – 2007 for garlic, fresh or chilled

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Figure 3: Imported garlic, fresh or chilled Price Trend 2000 – 2007

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