Skip to main content


Eryvan Pires, Fruitmarket:

"November & December very difficult for mango market"


"November and December was a difficult time for the mango market," explained Eryvan Pires from Fruit Market. 

"It was a tricky situation as Brazil's harvest was later than usual, and delivery was then delayed by two to three weeks. The reason for this was severe drought and warmth during the flowering period so when they were ready too many were shipped over at once, then Peru's harvest arrived on the market much earlier than usual. There was just too much volume for an unbending market and oversupply so it couldn't have gone any worse. This summed up the situation for us at the end of the year."

"In November 2012 the season was excellent and this lasted until December 15 when too much fruit arrived and the market began to collapse. January 2013 was also a difficult month with the remnants from Brazil and the start of the Peruvian season, but Peru did supply less." 

"At the moment it is time to clear out the supply and start again. The Peruvian season is now running on and Brazil is as good as over." 

According to Eryvan more volume was shipped over than the previous year. 

"The numbers are in line with historical volumes. Week 4 is normally the peak of the Peruvian mango season so I do not expect prices to go up in these first months. On the other side I think retailers could do more to promote the mango so that consumers can learn more about the possibilities of this tasty fruit and purchase more. We have put a difficult season behind us so hopefully it will get better." 

Fore more information:

Eryvan Leal Pires
Fruitmarket Agribusiness BV
Lichtenauerlaan 102-120
3062ME Rotterdam, NL
T: +31 10 340 0125
Skype: eryvan

Publication date: 1/15/2014

Popular posts from this blog


While "Flavor" is very subjective, and each country that grows mangoes is very nationalistic, these are the mango varieties that are the most sought after around the world because of sweetnesss (Brix) and demand.

The Chaunsa has a Brix rating in the 22 degree level which is unheard of!
Carabao claims to be the sweetest mango in the world and was able to register this in the Guiness book of world records.
Perhaps it is time for a GLOBAL taste test ???

In alphabetical order by Country....



Alphonso (mango)
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Alphonso (हापुस Haapoos in Marathi, હાફુસ in Gujarati, ಆಪೂಸ್ Aapoos in Kannada) is a mango cultivar that is considered by many[who?] to be one of the best in terms of sweetness, richness and flavor. 

It has considerable shelf life of a week after it is ripe making it exportable. 

It is also one of the most expensive kinds of mango and is grown mainly in Kokan region of western India.

 It is in season April through May and the fruit wei…

INDIA 2016 : Mango production in state likely to take a hit this year

TNN | May 22, 2016, 12.32 PM IST

Mangaluru: Vagaries of nature is expected to take a toll on the production of King of Fruits - Mango - in Karnataka this year. A combination of failure of pre-monsoon showers at the flowering and growth stage and spike in temperature in mango growing belt of the state is expected to limit the total production of mango to an estimated 12 lakh tonnes in the current season as against 14 lakh tonnes in the last calendar year.

However, the good news for fruit lovers is that this could see price of mangoes across varieties decrease marginally by 2-3%. This is mainly on account of 'import' of the fruit from other mango-growing states in India, said M Kamalakshi Rajanna, chairperson, Karnataka State Mango Development and Marketing Corporation Ltd.

Karnataka is the third largest mango-growing state in India after Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra.

Inaugurating a two-day Vasanthotsava organized by Shivarama Karantha Pilikula Nisargadhama and the Corporation at P…

MEET MELANIA TRUMP: The 5'11" supermodel married to Donald Trump

Aly Weisman, INSIDER

Sep. 2, 2015, 3:28 PM 

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

While Donald Trump loves to be the center of media attention, his third and current wife, Melania Trump, is a bit more camera shy.

The Slovenian-born model keeps a lower profile than her husband, doing philanthropy work, raising their son, working on a jewelry collection with QVC, and creating a $150-an-ounce caviar moisturizer.

With Trump on the campaign trail, Melania has stoically stood by his side.

But who exactly is Melania and where did she come from? Learn about Trump's other half here ...

Melania Knauss was born April 26, 1970, in Slovenia.


The 5'11" brunette began her modeling career at 16, and signed with a modeling agency in Milan at 18.

Chris Hondros/Newsmakers via Getty

She took a break from modeling to get her degree in design and architecture at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia.



But after graduating, her modeling career took off and Me…