Despite all the challenges arising from COVID-19 pandemic, Pakistan has surpassed its mango export target by 45,000 tons. The All Pakistan Fruit & Vegetable Exporters, Importers & Merchants Association (PFVA) claims the nation has so far exported 125,000 tons of mangoes, fetching valuable and much needed foreign exchange of $72 million, as against the corona-revised target of 85,000 tons for the 2020 season.
“The target was achieved after PFVA adopted an aggressive strategy coupled with timely decisions taken by the federal government,” said PFVA Patron-in-Chief Waheed Ahmed. “In the next 45 days, an additional mango export of 25,000 tons is expected.”
Afghanistan has emerged as Pakistan’s top mango export destination for the current season, while UAE, Iran and Oman also remained among prominent international markets for Pakistani mangoes. The exports to Afghanistan were recorded at 46,276 tons, while those to UAE, Iran and Oman clocked in at 33,000 tons, 17,956 tons and 11,459 tons, respectively.