Peru is on track to export between 220,000 and 240,000 tonnes of fresh mangoes in 2021/22 according to the Peruvian Association of Mango Exporters (Apem).
This would align the expeditions over the last two seasons. Exports totaled 217,000 tonnes in 2020/21 and 237,000 tonnes in 2019/20.
Apem chief executive Juan Carlos Rivera said 60% of total exports will go to the United States, 30% to Europe and 10% to Asia and Latin America.
Maritime shipments of Peruvian mangoes totaled 689 tonnes in October, an increase of 29% from the previous year, according to FreshFruit.pe.
The consulting firm said that although the 2021/22 campaign started off stronger than the previous year, volumes were still below pre-Covid levels. A total of 789 tonnes were shipped by sea in October 2019.
Together, Canada and France accounted for 65% of shipments. Exports to the former reached 369 tonnes, 9 percent more than the previous year.
Shipments to France were 30 times greater than in October 2020, reaching 81 tonnes.
Unlike other products, the mango begins the season with early exports from Piura to Chile by land, but statistics are not available until the end of November.
Normally, exports to Chile in October represent the lion’s share of total mango shipments, but in the previous season, border restrictions limited that volume, so it is expected to recover this season. .
Peru Has about 35,000 ha of mango production, most of which (80 percent) is located in Piura, 10 percent in Lambayeque and 10 percent in Ancash.