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Mexican Mango Packers threaten to boycott shipments ...

By Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization (IMO)
Vista, California




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March 06, 2012

















In what seems to be an annual occurance, Mexico's mango shippers, dissatisfied with the recent drop in pricing are threatening to hold off shipment.


This year the threat has come about two weeks earlier than normal as shippers jumped the gun chasing a hot market.


Fruit quality has been suspect in many cases as fruit has been picked immature and grading has been abandoned by many shippers out of Mexico.


If shippers would put a little more thought into what was going into the box, this situation could have been avoided.


This annual "rite of passage" only backfires on shippers as volume builds up and unfortunately the market understands the low level of investment in each box of mangoes out of Mexico.


Average cost or breakeven on a Mexican box of mangoes is approximately $2.25 per (4kg) carton.


Buyers have very little sympathy nor patience for the…

Global viewership of the IMO BLOG (Mango World Magazine) @10pm (PDT) on March 06, 2012

Top Pageviews by Countries of the IMO BLOG @ 10:00pm on March 06, 2012:




United States
56

Malaysia
9

Germany
8

Philippines
8

India
4

France
3

Peru
3

South Korea
2

Mexico
2

Australia
1



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APEM preseason projections hold very little weight ...

APEM has projected that only 5.9 million (4kg) cartons will be shipped to the USA market this year.


The chart below shows that so far 5.7 million have been shipped this season through week 09.


Last week according to APEM, over 300 thousand cartons were shipped to the USA market.


At this rate, the projected volume according to APEM has already been met this week (10).


The only facility in Casma continues to process small amounts.


IMO believes that there is still some volume to come from Peru to the USA market.


Hot Water Sheds on average process a minimum of 500 thousand to over one million cartons.


Based on this fact alone, the Casma facility must be counting on atleast 400 thousand carton throughput or else they never would have opened up for operation this season. In addition, the Tambogrande and Cieneguillo facilities plan on processing fruit as long as possible.


Historically this could run past the month of March. Keep in mind that Peru started two weeks late this season.


At this rate, Peru…

Peru's customer base continues to swell ...187 through week 09, 2012 ...

ASOCIACIÓN PERUANA DE PRODUCTORES Y EXPORTADORES DE MANGOESTADÍSTICAS DE VOLÚMENES EXPORTADOS - PRELIMINARCOMPARATIVO POR IMPORTADOR CAMPAÑA 2011-2012NºPOR IMPORTADORCAJAS%CONTENEDORES1FRESKA PRODUCE INTERNATIONAL, LLC897,3925.9%1622NATURE'S PRIDE 887,5365.8%1603AMAZON PRODUCE NETWORK, L.L.C585,3003.8%1064DAVID OPPENHEIMER CO. 420,7982.8%765BAKKER CENTRALE INKOOP B 418,1152.7%756GLOBAL PRODUCERS BV381,9952.5%697C.H. ROBINSON COMPANY 354,8162.3%648PANORAMA PRODUCE SALES INC354,8162.3%649WEALMOOR LTD354,5892.3%6410ROVEG FRUIT BV.351,4942.3%6311TFC HOLLAND B.V.304,9202.0%5512AJB S FRUITBOX BV 301,5002.0%5413SATORI S.A.293,8321.9%5314COAST CITRUS DISTRIBUTORS, INC268,4271.8%4815OTROS267,4731.8%4816PORT INTERNATIONAL FRUIT GMBH256,5051.7%4617TOTAL EXOTICS EUROPE BV252,0001.7%4518MEX Y CAN