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India’s mango exports to remain below 25,000 tonnes this year: Assocham























Ashish Tripathi, TNN | Jun 17, 2015, 04.37PM IST




















"Mango exports have fallen significantly in recent years in quantity terms i.e. from 55,585 tonnes in 2012-13 to 41,280 tonnes in 2013-14 thereby registering a fall of about 26 per cent year-on-year (Y-o-Y),” according to the analysis based on a study titled ‘Mango: Anxiety on production & export front,’ conducted by Assocham.





LUCKNOW: Export of mangoes from India might fall by up to 40per cent in terms of quantity and might remain less than even 25,000 tonnes as unseasonal rains coupled with hailstorms between February-end and early-April lashed major mango producing areas across India thereby damaging the crop and causing a dearth of 'export-quality' fruit, according to an ASSOCHAM analysis. 





Mango exports have fallen significantly in recent years in quantity terms i.e. from 55,585 tonnes in 2012-13 to 41,280 tonnes in 2013-14 thereby registering a fall of about 26 per cent year-on-year (Y-o-Y)," according to the analysis based on a study titled 'Mango: Anxiety on production & export front,' conducted by the Agri-business council of The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM). 





Even previously, exports of mangoes had fallen by over 12 percent Y-o-Y i.e. from over 63,440 tonnes in 2011-12 to 55,585 tonnes in 2012-13. Though in terms of value, mango exports rose by about 26 percent Y-o-Y i.e. from over Rs 209 crore in 2011-12 to Rs 265 crore in 2012-13. 


But the growth in realisation had fallen drastically from 26 percent in 2012-13 to eight per cent in 2013 14. 





However, export of mango pulp from India has risen both in terms of quantity and value by 18 per cent and 27 per cent respectively in 2013-14, further noted the ASSOCHAM analysis.




 UAE alone accounted for over 60 per cent of India's total mango exports followed by UK (16 per cent), Saudi Arabia (four per cent), Kuwait (three per cent) and Qatar (two per cent) in 2013-14. While Kuwait registered a whopping 456 per cent jump Y-o-Y followed by Bahrain (28 per cent), Saudi Arabia (3.4 per cent) and UK (2.3 per cent), US did not register any growth in imports of mango (quantity-wise) from India, rest all countries registered negative growth in 2013-14. 




"Apart from poor mango production due to damage caused by unseasonal rains in top mango producing states early this year, increase in freight costs is also proving to be a hurdle for mango exporters,"
said DS Rawat, national secretary general of ASSOCHAM.



"Apart from poor mango production due to damage caused by unseasonal rains in top mango producing states early this year, increase in freight costs is also proving to be a hurdle for mango exporters," said DS Rawat, national secretary general of ASSOCHAM. 



 












 








"Stiff competition from other mango producing countries, together with a dearth of proper packaging and storage facilities in major mango growing regions are other key concerns of the exporters," said Rawat.




Mango production in India might decline this year by 35-40 percent, due to crop damage following unseasonal rainfall in major growing states, noted the ASSOCHAM study.





With a share of over 23 per cent, Uttar Pradesh is ranked India's leading mango producing state as of 2013-14 followed by Andhra Pradesh (15 per cent), Karnataka (9.5 per cent), Telangana (nine per cent) and Bihar (seven per cent) which remained top five states in this regard.





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