According to an estimate by the Pakistan Fruit Exporters Association, Pakistan exported 130,000 tons of mangoes in 2019. However, in 2020, exports were hit hard by the pandemic. Due to the closure of air operations, it was not possible to export mangoes to European and American countries, so Pakistani exporters exported mangoes to Afghanistan and the Middle East, but only half of the annual export target was met.
This year there are still lockdowns in effect in different regions and countries of the world and flights from Pakistan to many other nations besides Europe and Canada are suspended or restricted. Due to this, it is feared that Pakistan’s mango exports will decrease significantly this year as well.