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OBSERVATIONS FROM AN EXPERIENCED MEXICAN SHIPPER ON THE 2011 MANGO SEASON AND FUTURE OF THE MANGO DEAL...

The following is a communication from an experienced Mexican shipper and IMO comments....



Monday 05 September 2011

Will;

The Mexico mango season is practically finished :

Here are some observations.




Interesting facts:

1) Mexico surpassed last year's volume even with a bad crop in Los Mochis.


IMO NOTE: Los Mochis really needs to get their act together. They are wasting a "Golden" opportunity.








2) When will mexico level out ?? 55 million..60 million ???IMO NOTE: It will continue to grow as long as their are people willing to sell fruit below break-even. (ie-drug money) Even HWT mangoes move at 5 for $1.00 at retail level.







3) Peru is the second largest supplier to US market ?? Brazil number will end up being a distant third.


IMO NOTE: Mexico & Peru are on the same axis. As long as government kicks in 5% "drawback", and there is funny money out there, Peru will flood the market as I suspect they will this year. Doctoring of commercial invoices for 5% "drawback"…

MANGOES FROM "DOWN UNDER"...AUSTRALIAN MANGOES ARE VERY SPECIAL...

AUSTRALIAN MANGOES ARE HERE!!!...GET TO KNOW YOUR CULTIVARS...

Mango varieties



Kensington Pride


Kensington Pride is the most popular variety grown in Australia. It is grown throughout Australia's subtropical and tropical regions. The major production areas are Queensland Dry Tropics*, Atherton Tablelands, Central Queensland, South East Queensland, northern New South Wales, Darwin and Katherine, and Kununurra and Carnarvon.

The variety was first discovered in Bowen, North Queensland, but is thought to have originated as a seed imported on a shipping line from India. Kensington Pride has been known under several different names, including Bowen, Bowen Special or Kensington. Although this variety is the most popular in Australia, it is not grown commercially overseas.

Although Kensington Pride is prized in Australia for its unique flavour, it is an irregular bearer with poor flowering in the northern regions and poor fruit set in the southern production areas.

Fruit characteristics
Weight - 300-600 g
Average length - 106 mm
Shape - Ovate
Flesh fibre - Me…

PACKING MANGOES IN AUSTRALIA...MANBULLOO PACKING OPERATIONS IN PICTURES...

AUSTRALIAN MANGO EXPORTER ENJOYS SUCCESS YEAR AFTER YEAR...

AU: Manbulloo Ltd wins Export Award                               






                   Manbulloo Ltd has been awarded in the Swire Shipping sponsored Agribusiness category of the Chief Ministers NT Export and Industry Awards 2011.

Manbulloo Ltd is the largest producer of Kensington Pride mangoes in Australia and boasts production facilities in Katherine NT and Townsville QLD. They began exporting their mangoes to international customers in 2007 with great success.

Deciding to increase their export volumes they created their own dedicated export company Mango Road in 2009 and now export to over 16 countries globally.

A Vapour Heat Treatment plant VHT at their Queensland Packhouse was also built in 2009 giving Manbulloo Ltd / Mango Road access to the Chinese & Japanese markets. 






In 2010 they opened up Australian mango exports to Korea and aim to expand that market in 2011 with sea-freight shipments.

The winning of this award now entitles them to compete at the National Export Awards …

SOUTH AMERICAN MANGO SHIPPERS WOULD DO WELL TO CUT BACK ON SHIPMENTS AS WORLD ECONOMY CONTRACTS...

The world economy
Running aground


Sep 2nd 2011, 13:56 

by The Economist online





An alternative indicator points to a slowing world economy




FURTHER economic strife may be ahead as a swathe of recently released data points to a slowdown in the world economy. 

This is confirmed by one alternative measure: the amount of cargo passing through the Suez Canal in Egypt. 

Approximately 8% of the world's international trade is estimated to flow through the canal, so it acts as a good early indicator of the prevailing economic conditions. 

The average increase in the total weight of cargo passing through the canal was 5.7% in the three months to July, down from 9.5% in December. 
Making a simple forecast based on the past few months' data suggests that world GDP will fall from 3.8% in the first quarter to 3.3% in the second quarter.




http://www.economist.com/blogs/dailychart/2011/09/world-economy?fsrc=rss


La cara de asombro de Miss Suecia ante las caderas de una bailarina de samba

Miss Suecia, Ronnia Fornstedt mira con sorpresa a una bailarina de samba de la escuela Vila Maria, en Sao Paulo, Brasil. La joven estuvo acompañada por Miss Alemania y Miss Argentina.REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker

INCREMENTO DE ENVIOS DE MANGO BRASILEñO CAUSA PREOCUPACION...

Por Will Cavan
Brasil envía grandes volúmenes de mangos a la UE y EE.UU.

Datos de envió fuera de Brasil están causando preocupación de la OIM (Organizacion Internacional del Mango) en los mercados europeos y de EE.UU.. Tras lo que pareció un programa ordenado de Brasil, el volumen enviado está gradualmente en los niveles anteriores, lo cual podría indicar un colapso potencial del mercado.

Esta época del año no es siempre segura para los transportistas de Brasil, ya que las tormentas del Atlántico podría causar problemas en los horarios de envío. Como los volúmenes comienzan a recalentarse (cruzando los límites de responsabilidad), podrían llegar a romper el mercado, resultando muy difícil salir de la pérdida para los transportistas en Brasil e importadores en el destino.

Ambos límites se cruzaron en la semana 34 saliendo de Brasil. 73 contenedores fueron enviados a Europa, con el riesgo de que podría verse un colapso de un mercado muy limitado.

Más preocupante son los datos de EE.UU. que …

THE DOUBLE EDGED SWORD CONUNDRUM FOR LATIN AMERICA TRADE PARTNERS AS DEPENDENCE GROWS UPON CHINA...

China's double-edged trade with  Latin America

by Staff Writers
Washington (AFP) Sept 4, 2011





Soy from Argentina, copper from Chile, iron ore from Brazil: China's seemingly insatiable appetite for Latin America's raw materials is credited with fueling blistering economic growth for both.

China's rise in bilateral trade with Latin America is the greatest of any region in the world -- an astonishing 18-fold increase over the past decade, thanks mostly exports of raw materials from the region.

But experts are warning the increasingly closely tethered economic ties to China may not be entirely to Latin America's benefit, and may even hamper its long-term aspirations of becoming a major exporter of manufactured goods.

Part of the reason for this is China's insistence on buying almost exclusively unprocessed raw materials from the region while refusing to purchase more sophisticated "value added" exports.

"It's essentially one commodity per country and th…

JUST-FOODS MARKET OUT LOOK (September 05, 2011)...

Editorial


The notion that Japan's powerful food manufacturers were a factor in the failure of Tesco's venture in the country will cause a wry smile or two among UK suppliers.

However, Japan as a "supplier-dominated market" was a theory put forward by at least one UK retail analyst last week as industry watchers picked over why Tesco had decided to quit the market after eight years in the country

Moreover, as we reported last week, Tesco's departure from Japan prompted questions about some of the retailer's other international operations, particularly the US, where the company's Fresh & Easy venture is still to make a profit.

The decision to quit Japan proves CEO Philip Clarke will make tough decisions but, at least in the short term, it does not mean Tesco is set to raise the white flag across the Atlantic. The Tesco chief is on record as saying he is confident the US chain will be profitable by the end of 2012/13 and Clarke appears willing to show pati…

PERU BUSCA MANERA DE PROTEGER SUS 7,000 EXPORTADORES...

Perú: Gobierno adoptará medidas financieras para proteger exportaciones ante crisis internacional

5 de Septiembre de 2011

El ministro de Comercio Exterior y Turismo, José Luis Silva, dijo que evalúan medidas financieras para proteger las exportaciones ante una eventual recesión mundial y alcanzar el objetivo de duplicar las exportaciones al 2016.

El titular del Ministerio de Comercio Exterior y Turismo (Mincetur) indicó que ha recibido propuestas de la Asociación de Exportadores (Adex) y dentro de ellas hay paquetes de tipo financiero que podrían adoptarse si hay necesidad de hacerlo, aunque evitó mayores detalles.

“Me he reunido con Adex y me reuniré con otros gremios para tener propuestas de qué se puede hacer, si se presenta una crisis externa”, dijo a RPP.

Reconoció la labor del Banco Central de Reserva (BCR) evitando caídas y alzas abruptas del tipo de cambio (para mantener la competitividad cambiaria).

Sin embargo, consideró que se deben tomar medidas para colaborar con el trabajo del…

A LETTER FROM ADRIAN TROOST OF LEHMANN & TROOST B.V. REGARDING THE CHAOTIC MANGO MARKET AND EXPORTERS WHO DO NOT HEED THE INDICATORS...

(IMO NOTE: The post that Mr. Troost is responding to was about a poorly managed marketing and promotion campaign for mangoes by the NMB and what a real campaign would cost. However, Mr. Troost makes some valid observations and we have decided to share with you...)


To:

IMO

Date:

WADDINXVEEN, 05-09-11


Attn of:

WILL CAVAN

Pages:

2


From:

ADRIAN TROOST

CC:








Good afternoon,



This weekend I got your message about mangoes, with the question: Why do not you ask the Big Four how it works in the real world?



Why do not you just ask me?



In the real world there are no free lunches and everybody including banks have nice stories but really are looking for free lunches.



There is an overproduction of mangoes and on top of that it is too much divided. We see vessels coming in with 150 containers to 150 individual importers (!) All competing with each other. Even if the market can absorb the volume, the distribution is too thin and creates unnecessary competition.



Where else can people sell other then th…

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