According to the Association of Producers and Exporters of Peruvian Mango (APEM), Peru exported 2,360 tons of fresh mango from the beginning of the 2018/2019 campaign through week 46 (November 18). In the same period of the previous season, mango exports amounted to 2,255 tons.
They also stated that, in this early stage of the campaign, the main destinations were the United States with 27% of total shipments, Chile with 22%, Canada with 20 %, and England with 19%.
888 tons of the 2,360 tons exported were shipped by sea, 762 tons by air, and 710 tons by land.
According to APEM estimates, this season Peruvian exports of fresh mangoes would amount to 171 thousand tons, i.e. 20% less than the 204 thousand tons shipped in the previous season.
Frozen and preserved mango
The union indicated that, up to week 46, frozen mango exports had amounted to one thousand tons, compared to 126 tons in the same period last season.
The main destination for frozen mango is Germany, with 50% of all shipments, followed by the United States and the Netherlands (14%), Korea (9%), and England (7%).
Canned mango exports amounted to 355 tons. In the same period of last year, they amounted to 70 tons.