The Vietnamese mango industry temporarily halted export activities in response to the spread of corona virus, but as the situation is gradually brought under control, mango farmers in Cam Lam county, Khanh Hoa Province, have resumed export of their 'Australian' mangoes.
The mango orchards in Cam Lam are bustling with activity to prepare mangoes for export to China. One of the orchard owners explained that various ports have opened again, but their processing volume is still small. This puts some pressure on Vietnamese mango export and adds to the overall cost price of the mangoes.
The Vietnamese ports temporarily closed after the Chinese Spring Festival [25 January, 2020], when the outbreak of COVID-19 became apparent. However, the borders are now opened for export again and conditions are improving.
The overall surface area devoted to mango plantation in Gan Hai Xi Xiang is around 900 hectares. About two-thirds of this area is dedicated to the production of 'Australian' mangoes. This mango variety has just entered the peak of its harvest season. Although the price is lower than in previous years, sales are relatively smooth, especially now that export has resumed.
Cam Lam is the main mango production area in Khanh Hoa. The overall surface area devoted to mango plantation is 5 thousand hectares and 3 thousand hectares of that area produce 'Australian' mangoes. The main export market for this mango variety is China.