Opportunity for Mango Exporters

The phytosanitary restriction imposed by the EU on fruit from India is generating shortages in a region where the UK is the largest consumer.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

A statement from the Foreign Trade Promotion Office:

Phytosanitary restrictions imposed by the EU which are preventing the entry of mangos from India, which came into effect in May and will be in effect until at least December 2015, will force distributors and retailers to seek alternative sources for the product.

The UK imported about 50,000 tons of mangoes in 2013, 6% of which came from India, so far, which will leave the European country with a deficit of 3000 tons.

The UK has remained the largest consumer of fresh mangos out of all the member countries of the EU, with almost a quarter of total fruit consumption.

Mangos are on sale throughout the year in major supermarkets in the UK and its retail price is around $4 per kilo.

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