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"Peru: "We have more mangoes to ship by air"

This year's climate changes have led to an increase in cold hours in Peru, so the mango crops are having a good season. "The harvest began the first week of November, and from that moment, the weather has definitely had a positive effect on production. We estimate that we will have an increase of at least 20% when compared to last year," stated Gustavo Mezones, from the Quechua Frutos y Vegetales SAC company.



"Since the harvest started earlier, Peru will directly compete with its neighbor Brazil and having a bigger available supply could complicate the market. The supply is increasing, but so is the demand, so things seem to be relatively the same. The market is fairly stable, although prices are starting to decline slightly. However, since we have a greater volume, this is not affecting us," Mezones added.



"The big change we've had this year is that the vast majority of producers, which used to mainly send their fruits to the United States and Europe by sea, are currently opting to send it by air due to the increase in demand. Since we have a good supply available, we can ship out ready to eat mangoes without neglecting our other shipments," he concluded.

For more information:
Gustavo Adolfo Mezones
Quechua Frutos y Vegetales

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