The National Mango Board (NMB) has warned that volumes available in the U.S. market between now and week 40 are forecast to be 9% lower year-on-year.
The organization said Mexican mango volume has decreased over the last two weeks due to a gap in the transition between the southern and northern states, and because of less fruit than originally projected due to more than normal fruit abortion caused by drought conditions.
The peak of the Mexican mango season is expected to be at the end of June to early July with over 3.7 million boxes per week.
The Mexican states of Chiapas, Michoacan, Nayarit, Sinaloa and Jalisco are currently harvesting and packing. North Sinaloa is expected to start their season towards the end of June.
A total of 79.6 million boxes of mangoes have been forecast for Mexico’s season, which began in January and is expected to run until the first week of October. Last year the country shipped 79.9 million boxes.
By the end of last week Mexico had shipped a total of 37.2 million boxes for the season, whereas by the same week last year it had shipped 33.3 million boxes.
Guatemala is expected to finalize its export season within the next week, and Haiti is currently exporting to the U.S..