Last year, nearly RM8 billion in wooden furniture were exported.
President Donald Trump's decision to strip New Delhi of its preferential trade status earlier this month appears to have triggered the latest Indian move.
The former finance minister takes a swipe at his successor for claiming the positive export growth is an early sign of a robust second-quarter GDP growth.
This is expected to benefit durian farms, especially those growing the popular Musang King variety.
The commodities-driven economy has been faced with widening trade deficits and rocky global demand for export drivers like palm oil and coal.
Exports in March this year grew by 26.2% while total trade surged 25.9%, says Miti.
The government will also explore markets in Russia and Iran, says Primary Industries Minister Teresa Kok
The city state’s critical electronics sector has contracted for 15 of the past 16 months.
Economist Barjoyai Bardai calls for a focus on services, as Malaysia is too reliant on commodities.
The slowdown in exports was largely due to weaker demand for petroleum products, manufacture of metals and optical and scientific equipment.
The government also decreed an April 1-30 halt to exports by major fishing companies.
Primary industries minister says the export of palm oil in the first two months of the year also increased.
February's electronics reading was an improvement on January's 15.9% contraction.
As Europe is becoming more advanced, manufacturing industries in Europe must adapt to the changing economy.
Yi Gang said that China will never use the exchange rate for competition reasons, or to increase China's exports, against what President Donald Trump is accusing China of.
Economic growth in the semi-autonomous Chinese city for the last quarter of 2018 was less than 1.5% - the weakest since the first quarter of 2016.
Despite uncertainties in the global environment, exports rose 6.7% year-on-year to reach RM998 billion.
The effort is also part of a strategy to stop Trump from slapping damaging duties on car imports from Europe, a danger that has especially unnerved Berlin.
In hopes of reviving textile industry in Malaysia, suppliers of home-textiles and other textile products were seen at Frankfurt's Heimtextil Trade Fair.
Signs of slowing global demand and recent sharp rises in the yen currency have clouded the outlook for the export-reliant economy.
Total exports in November grew marginally by 1.6% from a year earlier, far short of the 6.6% forecast by economists.
Head of the Iran-South Korea chamber of commerce says a mechanism has been devised for returning oil export revenues from South Korea, by which Iran's oil export revenue will be bartered with imported goods.
Deputy Agriculture and Agro-based Minister Sim Tze Tzin says more local companies are positioning themselves to export to China where there is a growing demand for durians.
Rubber trade is at a crossroads as a bitter dispute between the world's two biggest economies ricochets across Southeast Asia with unexpected consequences.