Mangoes see overlap in supply

Mango supplies could be ample as countries overlap in supplying fruit.

“Right now we’re bringing mangoes from Brazil and we’re also starting with Peru and Ecuador as well,” says Giorgio Ceciarelli of GC Imports based in Toronto, Canada. “Ecuador is overlapping. Usually Ecuador is earlier and this year they are a little bit late and Peru is a little bit early. The overlapping might create a crash on the market because of the overload.”

Ceciarelli adds that Brazil, who also started early this year with supplies, also still has good volumes of fruit it’s shipping. “It has two to three weeks to go before it’s finished. I believe because they started early they’re going to end early as well but that’s not a problem because Ecuador and Peru started already,” he says.

Red mangoes from GC Imports.

New countries shipping
Ceciarelli adds that with demand steadily increasing for mangoes, every year new countries of origin begin shipping fruit. “Countries like Costa Rica, Israel, Pakistan or India have different varieties of mangoes at smaller windows throughout the year. Or they have smaller crops,” he says. “The market is always growing.”

Ataulfo mangoes from GC Imports.

Come January, Mexico will also begin shipping mangoes again.
All of this means prices could very well drop down. “With the overlap, there’s going to be too much available,” says Ceciarelli. “That saturates the market and then prices will drop. Right now, compared to last year, Ataulfo mangoes are priced higher while red mangoes have lower pricing. Brazil is cheap for red mangoes while Peru is expensive on the Ataulfo variety.”

For more information:
Giorgio Ceciarelli
Tel: +1 (416) 649 5775
GC Imports
giorgio@gcimports.ca
www.gcimports.ca


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