Pakistan’s mango exporters are aiming to take a bigger slice of the US market as shipments of Indian fruit have contracted due to the pandemic. One Pakistani company sold a record volume of mangoes through e-commerce in the US this season, also getting much better prices compared to the traditional Pakistani markets.
Galaxy Fresh Produce exported about 200 tons of mangoes to its sister concern Pakam Trading, registered in the US, during the mango season that started on May 25, 2021 and earned $600,000. Its share in the total volume of 300 tons exported from Pakistan to the US this year came in at 66%.
According to company Director Zulfiqar Momin, the experience of selling mangoes online in the US market has been very encouraging and now the online market is getting stronger.