Pakistani traders have exported over 7,000 tons of mangoes to Saudi Arabia in the current year. This is nearly twice the volume exported last year. Pakistan Consul General in Jeddah Khalid Majid recalled that his country had exported only 3,700 tons of mangoes last year. Pakistan produces, on average, 1.75 million tons of mangoes annually, which makes it the sixth largest producer of the fruit in the world, according to Majid.
Pakistan surpassed the overall mango export target by a substantial margin during the current season and shipped 125,000 tons of mangoes to overseas markets despite facing stiff challenges in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic.
Tribune.com.pk reports that, keeping in view the pandemic and its subsequent impact on trade, the government set the mango export target at 85,000 tons for the current season.
Different varieties of Pakistani mangoes such as Sindhri, Chaunsa, Anwar Ratol and Langra were showcased and they were tasted by guests, which included Arab dignitaries, diplomats and Pakistani diaspora.