This is the off-season for Chinese mango production areas. Most of the domestic mangoes on the Chinese market come from Hainan. Imported mangoes have an excellent opportunity under these circumstances. They fill a gap in the Chinese market during the off-season of domestic mango production.
Mr. Lin of Beijing Lin Family Yijia Trade Center recently shared his view on the Chinese mango market: "Mango delivery to the Chinese market is less than ideal. Sales proceed slowly. Furthermore, competition from other kinds of fruit threatens the sales of our mangoes. For example, Shatang tangerines are quite cheap this year, and they are easy to eat, which is why they are so popular with Chinese consumers."
Apart from the competition of other fruits, weather conditions also affected mango sales conditions. Mr. Lin explained, "the mango production volume was quite large at the beginning of this production season, which is why the price was unable to rise much. And at the same time, the weather in north China is quite cold. These two developments together create a situation where the mango sales volume is small and the price is low as well."
"At the moment, most of the domestic mangoes on the Chinese market come from Sanya and Ledong in Hainan. Imported mangoes mainly come from Cambodia and Vietnam. Mangoes from Thailand and Laos are available on the Chinese market in the 5-6 months after Chinese Spring Festival [25 January, 2020]. As for the mango varieties in the market, there is a great diversity. Domestic mangoes are usually Tainong, Hongjinlong, or Jinhuang varieties. The main varieties from Cambodia are the Gaolemi and Xiang mangoes, while Vietnam mostly produces Qingpi, Shuixian, and Ao mangoes. Market feedback shows that consumers appreciate the Cambodian Gaolemi and the Vietnamese Qingpi the most, because these varieties are quite cheap."
For more information:
Beijing Lin Family Yijia Trade Center
Tel.: +86 186 0003 7753