Skip to main content

Taiwan's mango exports see healthy growth in H1



























2015/07/17 16:18:15






Taipei, July 17 (CNA) Exports of Taiwanese mangoes more than doubled in the first half of 2015, a senior agriculture official said Friday, describing the growth as an indication of the fruit's continued popularity in overseas markets.


A total of 3,607 metric tons of mangoes were exported in the first six months of this year, 107 percent more than the same period of last year, said Lin Li-fang, deputy director-general of the Agriculture and Food Agency (AFA) under the Cabinet's Council of Agriculture.



The value of those exports reached NT$400 million (US$12.86 million), an increase of 135 percent from a year ago, Lin said, citing AFA statistics.



The AFA forecast that the total volume of mango exports this year could top 10,000 tons, compared with over 6,000 tons in 2014.




The area given over to mango cultivation in Taiwan is 12,000 hectares, mainly in Pingtung, Kaohsiung and Tainan in southern Taiwan. The Irwin mango, a variety imported from Florida in the 1950s, is the main export product, although several other varieties are also grown.



The 10 export markets for the fruit include China, Japan, South Korea and Singapore, with these countries accounting for over 90 percent of the volume sold overseas, the AFA said.



Export growth so far this year has mainly come from China and South Korea, according to the AFA. 




(By Yang Shu-min, Tung Ning and Ken Chao)
ENDITEM/J







http://focustaiwan.tw/news/aeco/201507170012.aspx


Popular posts from this blog

THE MOST SOUGHT AFTER MANGOES IN THE WORLD ....

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....










India




Alphonso





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…

Mangoes date back 65 million years according to research ...

Experts at the Birbal Sahni Institute of Palaeobotany (BSIP) here have traced the origin of mango to the hills of Meghalaya, India from a 65 million year-old fossil of a mango leaf. 





The earlier fossil records of mango (Mangifera indica) from the Northeast and elsewhere were 25 to 30 million years old. The 'carbonized leaf fossil' from Damalgiri area of Meghalaya hills, believed to be a mango tree from the peninsular India, was found by Dr R. C. Mehrotra, senior scientist, BSIP and his colleagues. 




After careful analysis of the fossil of the mango leaf and leaves of modern plants, the BISP scientist found many of the fossil leaf characters to be similar to mangifera.


An extensive study of the anatomy and morphology of several modern-day species of the genus mangifera with the fossil samples had reinforced the concept that its centre of origin is Northeast India, from where it spread into neighbouring areas, says Dr. Mehrotra. 




The genus is believed to have disseminated into neighb…