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Mango exports from Brazil expected to hit record high in 2023

Dec, 18, 2023 Posted by Gabriel Malheiros

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Brazilian mango exports are poised to break a record in 2023, primarily thanks to increased output in the state of Bahia.

According to the Center for Advanced Studies in Applied Economics (Cepea), the volume of exports registered until October was 19% higher than last year.

In terms of revenue, shipments are already the highest in history, showing a 36% increase.

Bahia is the leading mango-producing state in Brazil, accounting for about 80% of the national production.

The state’s northern region, where the São Francisco Valley is located, contributes significantly to Bahia’s mango production.

The forecast is that mango production in the São Francisco Valley will not surpass the record of 2021, which was 272.5 thousand tonnes.

This is due to early-year rains and above-normal temperatures in the second semester. Nevertheless, the region is expected to continue exporting significant volumes of the fruit.

The chart below shows Brazilian mango exports (hs 08045020) between Jan 2019 and Oct 2023. The data is from DataLiner.

Brazilian Mango Exports | Jan 2019 – Oct 2023 | TEU

Source: DataLiner (click here to request a demo)

Government and producer cooperation benefits small farmers

To ensure the quality of exported mangoes, the government of Bahia, in collaboration with the Brazilian Micro and Small Business Support Service (Sebrae), the National Rural Apprenticeship Service (Senar), and the Brazilian Association of Fruit Producers and Exporters (Abrafrutas), is investing R$3 million in actions to combat the spread of the fruit fly, the leading pest threatening mango plantations in the region.

“This partnership, facilitated by Seagri, benefits small producers who now have the conditions to sell their products better. Often, these are the ones that help the large producer close the load to send abroad,” explains the Secretary of Agriculture of Bahia, Wallison Tum.

Other growth factors

In addition to the quality of mangoes produced in Brazil, other factors also contribute to the growth of exports in the current year.

The reduction in freight prices and more regular ship schedules make sending shipments to routes like the United States and Europe viable.

Another crucial factor impacting Brazilian shipments in 2023 is the limitation of production in competing countries, especially in South America.

Low production in Ecuador and Peru, expected to reduce shipments to the United States due to the El Niño effect, should benefit the demand for Brazilian fruit between October and December, the Ecuadorian window period.

Source: Globo Rural

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