Fresh mangoes from the Philippines have been shipped to Australia for the first time in about 20 years. Although these imports clash with Australia's mango harvest, they should not hurt local prices. The carabao mangoes have landed in Perth and Sydney and arrive at a time when Australia's mango harvest is starting to really get underway in the Northern Territory.
According to Chief executive of the Australian Mango Industry Association, Brett Kelly, trade "was a two-way street" and he was not expecting the Philippines to export large volumes to Australia. "I wouldn't think there will be a huge amount [of volume] … and I can't see it causing any issues with our own industry and trade," he said a few months back.