The supply of mangoes from Brazil is higher than last year, but so far this has not put pressure on the price, "In total, 200 containers of mangoes are being sent to Europe each week, which is about 30/40 more mangoes (per container) than last year. But there is still demand coming from the market and the prices are stable and good," says André Boon from Scherpenhuizen.
"It seems as if European mango consumption is still very much on the rise, especially since imports to Russia are much lower. Brazil is sending a lot of Tommy Atkins mangoes, along with Palmer, Kent and Keitt mangoes. It is fair to say that the quality of the mangoes from Brazil is not always satisfactory," continues André.
The Peruvian mango harvest, which mainly consists of Kent mangoes, is coming up, "The first shipments to Europe are planned for November 15th-20th, with the mangoes expected to arrive in the second week of December, three weeks earlier than last year," says the importer. "For now they expect a normal harvest. There is some talk of a possible El Nino, but nothing has come of this yet."
For more information:
André BoonScherpenhuizen B.V.
T: +31 402584669
M: +31 6 547 288 50A.Boon@scherpenhuizen.nlwww.scherpenhuizen.nl