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US: Mango prices dipping

Although shipments of mangos from Brazil and Ecuador still trail behind those from last year, prices for those imported mangos have dipped through the first weeks of November.

For the week ending on November 15, 2014, the average price for a flat of Tommy Atkins mangos at the Philadelphia port was $5.71, which is a decrease of 13 percent from the average price per flat from the previous week. Similarly, the average price for a flat of Tommy Atkins mangos decreased from the previous week by 10 percent at both the South Florida entry point and the Southern California entry point.

By the week ending November 15, shipments from Brazil totalled 5.3 million boxes for the year, which is still trailing last year's shipments, which were 5.7 million boxes by the same week last year. Shipments from Ecuador have also trailed those from the previous year, with the total number of boxes shipped by November 15 at 4.0 million boxes for the year, while 5.4 boxes had already been shipped by the same point in the season last year.

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