The Indian government has set a target of exporting 5,000 tons of mangoes to various destinations across the world this year. During the 2017-18 financial year, 248 tons of fresh fruit were exported from Andhra Pradesh by different agencies. In 2018, some 2.5 tons of Suvarnarekha mangoes were exported to Germany. During the same year, 1,471 tons of Benishan and Alphonso were exported to various countries. 82,500 tons of mango pulp of Bangolora and Alphonso varieties were exported to pulp industries in Algeria, Netherlands, Austria and West Asia.
The department set a target of 3,000 tons last year. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted exports. Horticulture Commissioner S.S. Sreedhar said that fresh mangoes and mango pulp are being exported from Krishna, Chittoor, Vizianagaram and West Godavari districts to Middle East countries, Netherlands, UK, USA and Japan.
According to thehindu.com, the department has already organised a buyer and seller meet recently as part of the initiatives to promote exports from the State.