Executives from the Mango Committee expect to export 4 million cases in 2011, mainly to the United States, which in 2010 captured 80% of shipments.
In Guatemala there are 8.500 hectares of the product in the hands of 1.500 producers, according to the National Institute of Statistics, which reported that 230 farms export to the U.S. and Europe.
"Of the total export production, 30 percent stays in the country because it does not meet export quality requirements, but is used by the local manufacturing industry for canned fruit, mashed mango or for exporting frozen diced mango," reported Prensalibre.com.
Fresh sliced or precut mango from Colombia is now allowed to enter the U.S. market.
From an article by the Costa Rican Trade Promotion Office (PROCOMER):
Authorization for entry of Colombian Mangos to U.S.
The U.S. government, through its Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), has authorized the importation of fresh mangos in slices or precut form originating from Colombia.This acceptance was communicated to the Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA), who look favorably on the resolution as it will allow the local industry to expand export opportunities for its product.
The amount exported in 2008 to US and European markets was 15,200 tons and 16 thousand tons are expected for this year.
Mangoes, together with melons and papaya are among the most sought-after fruit abroad.
SigloXXI.com reported statements by the chairman of the Mango Committee of the Guatemalan Association of Exporters (Agexport), Eddy Martínez: "There are 6 thousand hectares planted with export product and it is growing annually by about 400 hectares. Mango is one of the non-traditional crops whose exports have also increased in terms of production plants."
The amount of mangoes sold in Germany in the first three months of 2012 compared with the same period in the previous two years, fell by more than half.
A statement from PROCOMER reads:
Mango sales have collapsed in Germany. The amount of mangoes sold in Germany in the first three months of 2012 compared to the same period in the previous two years fell by more than half, according to the German Association Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft (AMI).
In the first four months of the year sales of mangos from Peru to the U.S., EU and Canada totaled $25 million.
From a statement issued by the Costa Rican Foreign Trade Promotion Office):
The Association of Exporters in Peru said that during the first four months of the year Peruvian exports of mangoes (in all types of products) amounted to USD 165.2 million, which represented an increase of 25.7% compared to the same period in 2013.
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The Guatemalan Exporters Association is a private non-profit entity, established in 1982; that represents, promotes and develops non traditional exports of Guatemalan companies.
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