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26 agricultural items record over 100 pct self-sufficiency rate in 2021

KUALA LUMPUR, Sept 12 — A total of 26 selected agricultural commodities recorded a Self-Sufficiency Ratio (SSR) of over 100 per cent in 2021, according to the Department of Statistics Malaysia (DOSM).

Based on the DOSM statistics released today, the department said 10 out of 14 selected fruits recorded SSR of more than 100 per cent, with papaya remaining the highest at 146.9 per cent, followed by watermelon (139.5 per cent) and cempedak or jackfruit (110.8 per cent).

“Meanwhile, the country’s ability to produce local mangoes to meet domestic needs remains the lowest at 16.2 per cent, down from 20.2 per cent in 2020,” it said.

For selected vegetables, DOSM said seven out of 10 food commodities recorded over 100 per cent SSR, with tomatoes recording the highest SSR at 118.9 per cent while chilli remained at the lowest at 29.3 per cent.

Two other selected crops, namely sugarcane and cassava recorded SSR of 149.4 per cent and 100.2 per cent, respectively.

As for selected livestock, duck meat recorded an SSR of 130.6 per cent and chicken or duck eggs recorded 114.4 per cent.

The statistics also showed that five out of 13 selected fish species recorded an SSR of over 100 per cent, namely freshwater catfish (108.3 per cent), crab (104.4 per cent), mackerel (100.7 per cent), shrimp (100.4 per cent) and patin or silver catfish (100 per cent).

— Bernama

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