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US imports of South American mangoes up 24% at end of season

Brazil, Ecuador and PeruThe three leading exporters of mangoes to the US market are registering very positive balances during this winter campaign, which will give way to the fruit from Mexico in the coming weeks.

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A new packaging plant in Peru, which kicks off its season during the last week of March, has significantly increased export volumes. According to data provided by the National Mango Board (NMB) based in Orlando, Florida, it is expected to increase by 24% over the previous year with an estimated total volume of 22 million boxes (4Kg).

in an interview with portalfruticola.comRolf V. Mitton, Senior Manager of Data and Research at the National Mango Board said,During the winter months, the increase in volume is primarily being driven by Peru.,

he also indicated Ecuador closed its season in the last week of December with a total box office volume of approximately 13.7 million. (4 kg), a 5% increase over the previous season.

Importers are looking forward to the Mexican season which will start in the next few weeks.

“Our expectation is that Mexico will enter the game soon (in the next two weeks, if not sooner). Based on available information, we expect volumes to be approximately 24% higher in the rest of the winter than in the season. Before,” Mitton said of the months ahead.

New Genesis enters the game

after what Colombia to export its first shipment of fresh mangoes to the US During the last week of December there are lot of expectations regarding the role of this origin in the industry in the years to come.

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“We are in close contact with the Colombian Producers Association and they plan to build a water treatment plant. They have the volume and their production area is large, so We expect the volume from Colombia to grow very rapidly in the coming yearsLeonardo Ortega, director of research at the National Mango Board, said.

Dominican Republic has recently increased its import figures to the US, exceeding 500,000 boxes during the last season, becoming the 7th country with the highest export figures in the region.

At the forefront of a growing industry

National Mango Board has been spearheading the development of the industry for more than sixteen years.

According to Ortega, Per capita availability of mangoes in the US has increased by about 95% since the NMB was introduced in 2005.

“The amount of imports has increased by 115% during the same period. We went from 62 million boxes to 133 million boxes in 2021, that’s how much the market has grown,” Ortega said.

NMB’s primary goal is to increase mango consumption in the United States. Their strong online presence and digital marketing techniques, in collaboration with other members of the industry, have proved effective in positioning mango as an essential product for consumers and not just an exotic fruit.

As a result, the progressive development of the industry has been encouraged.

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