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

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

3.6.1.1 Overview

 

Scientific name:

Allium sativum Linné (Liliaceae)

Plant part used:

Compound bulbs

HS Code:

070320000

SITC Code:

054521000

3.6.1.2 Analysis

The quantities of garlic for export showed an increase from the beginning of the period until year 2003  after  which the amount dropped very low and  remained there till year 2007. The reason for this drop may be due to the drop in demand for  the product from the importing countries. The revenues obtained from the export trade followed the same  pattern  as that of the quantities being traded. The costs per unit kg of product during the period  ranged from 83 cents to RM2.57 and,  its graph exhibited irregularity and remained inside a wide band of cost range.

Exports of Garlic from Malaysia’s were seen to have been  substantial during the obverved period of year 2000 to 2007 (See Tables 63, 64 and Figures 112, 113). The export and the import volumes  of the product could have been the same  and that Malaysia  was only the transit point for the business. The positive differences in unit cost per kg of the export and import products ranged from 4 cents to RM1.29 during years  2000 to 2002, 2004 and 2007. Negative differences occurred during years 2003, 2005 and 2006. The figures indicate  that the traders had committed the products to their clients earlier.

 

Table 63: Summary of export values and volumes

 

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Figure 113: Malaysia’s’s export  2000 – 2007 for garlic, fresh or chilled

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Figure 114: Exported garlic, fresh or chilled price trend 2000 – 2007

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Table 64: Export and Import Unit Cost Differences of Herbal Products

2000 -2007

Year

Export

(RM)

Import

(RM)

Diff (RM)

2000

1.62

1.20

0.42

2001

1.57

1.50

0.07

2002

1.19

1.15

0.04

2003

0.83

1.03

-0.20

2004

2.57

1.28

1.29

2005

1.71

1.78

-0.07

2006

2.29

2.48

-0.19

2007

1.98

1.91

0.07