According to data from the Ministry of Agriculture, between January and August 2020, Mexican mango exports registered a 6.9% year-on-year increase in value, amounting to 298.6 million dollars, and a 3.9% rise in volume, reaching 377,600 tons.
However, Mexico is not the only country where the production and marketing of this fruit have grown. According to estimates from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), in 2019 world exports of fresh mango, mangosteen, and guava increased by up to 2 million tons, i.e. 23% more than in the previous year.
From a global perspective, FAO forecasts that world production of these fruits will reach 72.8 million tons by 2029, increasing by 2.9% annually over the next decade.
Thus, these products were the fastest-growing group among the main tropical fruits in 2019.
This strong positive development was mainly driven by the increase in Thailand's exports, which grew by nearly 90% and are estimated reached 480,000 tons in 2019. Thai exports benefited from the exceptionally rapid growth in China's demand for mangosteen imports, with shipments increasing by 265% year-on-year between January and October 2019, to a total of 289,000 tons.
Meanwhile, in Mexico, mango exports ranked fifth among its fruit exports, below avocado, strawberry, lemon, and grape.