Although the total mango supply from Brazil this year is 9% higher than last year, supply was significantly lower in the past few weeks. Wholesalers mentioned daily shortages, and weren't able to meet demand. Below are the containers shipped over the past few weeks from Brazil to Europe, compared to last year:Containers of mangoes Brazil - Europe
"Supply has been significantly lower for a few weeks, but now it's getting there and surpassing it. This will also influence prices. Last week, the mango price was around 9/10 Euro. This week, we're at about 8-9 Euro. Next week, I'm expecting us to reach 7/8 Euro, and depending on what else will come in, we could go down further to 5/6 Euro", one importer says. "Those are still great prices, by the way."
The quality of the mangoes is perfect, according to the trader, but that's never a big issue with natural blossoming of the second semester. The stronger local market does influence trade quite a bit, according to the importer: "I expect we'll never get the volumes we used to have in the past from Brazil."