Peruvian mango exports in the 2019-2020 campaign have increased by 0.8% over the 2018-2019 campaign, reaching shipments worth $295,797,000, according to the Exporters Association (Adex).
78% of shipments corresponded to fresh mango, which has increased by 16% in export volume and 1.8% in value. It was followed by shipments of frozen mango with a 19.7% share, a 5% increase in volume, and a 3.5% increase in value. Other presentations, such as dried and canned mangoes, reported declines; the latter fell in volume and price (-69% and -72%, respectively).
Peru shipped its mango to a total of 45 markets. The main markets were the United States ($ 96,693,000) and the Netherlands ($89,061,000), which together account for 62.8% of the total exported. Shipments to the US market increased by 17% while shipments to the Netherlands decreased by 5%.
South Korea was the third destination with shipments of $17,870,000. It was followed by Spain with $ 16,128,000, Canada, the United Kingdom, Belgium, France, Russia, Chile, Germany, and Mexico.
The business union highlighted that there had been significant progress in the markets of Russia, Mexico, China, and Australia. However, other markets were lost (Uruguay, Colombia, Senegal, Austria, and Singapore).
According to the Coordinator of Commercial Intelligence of the Center for Research on Economy and Global Business of the Association of Exporters CIEN-Adex, Lizbeth Pumasunco Rivera, having more commercial agreements will help to diversify the markets.
As an example, she spoke about how the Peru-Australia Free Trade Agreement (FTA), which entered into force last February, had promoted the export of frozen mango worth $606,575. It also helped triple the volume of shipments in the first quarter of the year compared to the same period in 2019.
One of the presentations with the best commercial perspective is mango puree, which is expected to have stable long-term growth thanks to the new preferences of the European consumer, according to a report by the Center for the Promotion of Imports from Developing Countries (CBI).