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By Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization (IMO)
Mango World Magazine (MWM)

February 04, 2015

USDA/AMS Mango Import data for the week ending January 31, 2015 reveals that volume has picked up out of Peru after running two weeks behind schedule.

Volume was 17% ahead of last season when 204 (40,000 lb.) units were imported for the week ending February 01, 2014 compared with 276 (40,000 lb.) units for the week ending on January 31, 2015.

Overall volume is still running behind last year's pace as the USDA/AMS Import data claims that 881 (40,000 lb.) units had been imported out of Peru compared with only 530 (40,000 lb.) units so far this season.  This represents 40% less volume imported this season out of Peru compared to last season.

The first Fruit out of Mexico entered the USA with 5 (40,000 lb.) units for the week ending January 31, 2015 according to USDA/AMS Import data.

Ecuador shipped the tail end of its volume with 36 (40,000 lb) unit entering into the USA compared to 20 (40,000 lb.) units the previous week. Last season, the USDA/AMS data reveals that the last container out of Ecuador entered the USA.

A total of 316 (40,000 lb.) units entered the USA for the week ending January 31, 2015 compared with only 76 (40,000 lb.) units the previous week.

Peru projects a total of 9 million (4 kg.) cartons to all markets this season according to the National Mango Board weekly newsletter.

USDA/AMS data claims that Peru shipped 10,490,909 (4 kg.) cartons to the USA. The projection for the 2015 season is 40% less than last year.

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This unique service by DHL Express, the world’s leading express company, allows customers to send mangoes from India across the world to the following countries Belgium, Canada, Czech Republic, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Hong Kong, Italy, Luxemburg, Maldives, Netherlands, Norway, Oman, Qatar Singapore, Switzerland and Sweden.

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