The projection that the Association of Mango Producers and Exporters (APEM) made at the beginning of the 2019/2020 mango campaign (last November), which estimated the country would export 217,000 tons of fresh mango this campaign, is being reevaluated due to the high amount of small fruits produced this season.
The general manager of the union, Juan Carlos Rivera Ortega, stated that not all of this campaign's low-caliber fruit would be sold to the international market, as importers request different mangoes sizes (small, medium, and large).
He also said that, even though they were going to reevaluate export volume, the current campaign was still positive and fresh mango shipments could surpass the volume achieved in the 2017/2018 season when the country exported a record of 204,000 tons.
In fact, he said, Peru exported 90,000 tons of fresh mango from the beginning of the campaign until week 3 (January 19, 2020), i.e. 9.75% more than the 82,000 tons it shipped in the same period of the previous campaign (2018/2019).