The National Mango Board has forecast Peruvian mango shipments to the U.S. market this season 12 percent lower year-on-year, while Brazil and Ecuador look set to end up with similar volumes.
The Peruvian season began in mid-November and should last until mid-March, with peak volumes to be shipped from January through mid-February. The total estimate is for 10.9 million boxes, compared to 12.5 million last year.
Brazil and Ecuador are both expected to finish their seasons in December. Brazil is estimated to ship 7.8 million boxes to the U.S. compared to 7.9 million last year, while Ecuador is expected to ship 12.1 million compared to 12.3 million.
In total, mango shipments from all Latin American suppliers until the end of the year are expected to be 3 percent lower year-on-year, following a surge in volumes over the last couple of months.
Source: National Mango Board