Peruvian mango exports to US grow 57.9% for 2010 season
Exports of Peruvian mangoes to the United States grew 57.9% in the 2010 season of January to July compared with the same period in 2009, Peruvian news agency Andina reported, quoting economic consultancy Maximixe.
The exports of mango in all its formats -fresh, frozen, preserved and juice- totaled some US$89 million. Fresh mango led all formats with 71,800 metric tons exported in the 2010 season. Fresh exports totaled US$62.2 million and a volume of 71,800 tons, up 102.4% year-over-year.
Frozen mango followed fresh fruit shipments, reaching 12,900 metric tons this year for a total of US$19.6 million, a 176.4% increase. Preserved mango shipments totaled 4,000 tons and US$ 4.1 million, an increase of 25.2%.
In general fresh, preserved and mango juice are shipped to the United States and Holland. Frozen mangos ship principally to the US (58.9% share), Canada (11%) and Japan (7.2%), according to the report.
Peru’s mango industry ships mainly from the port of Paita, in northwestern Peru. This season the port was home to 70.6% of the total value of shipments, or US$ 62.8 million.