By Will Cavan
International Mango Organization (IMO)
Mango World Magazine (MWM)
August 03, 2015
La Costa, California -
Expect the 2015 Mexico mango season to come to an earlier than usual ending as the country has set new record for volume shipments this season to exceed 60 million (4kg) cartons.
The National Mango Board is reporting that volume out of Mexico :
The Mexican season began at the end of January and will run until September with a projection of approximately 61 million boxes. (This includes a projection of approximately 7.8 million boxes for the North Sinaloa region).
Oaxaca, Chiapas, Michoacán, Nayarit, Sinaloa, Guerrero, Jalisco and Nuevo Leon main varieties until 8/22/15 are Ataulfo (35%), Tommy Atkins (40%), Haden (9%), Kent (11%), Keitt (4%) and Other (1%).
Volume shipped on week ending 7/25/15
Volume shipped from Mexico was approximately 2,237,365 boxes for a total of 58,997,304 boxes for the season.
Compared to the same week last year, volume shipped from Mexico was approximately 2,973,210 boxes for a total of 49,948,934 boxes in 2014.
Mexico’s projections for the next three weeks are approximately 1,728,708 boxes for week ending 8/1/15; 1,610,566 boxes for week ending 8/8/15 and 961,351 boxes for week ending 8/15/15.
The 2015 Mexican mango season should be over by the first week of September with the last fruit from the Los Mochis area.
This gap will be coupled with the effects of the 2015 -2016 El Nino which is being forcast will bring crop shortages from Brazil due to drought.
This will be followed by shortages in Ecuador and then Peru due to the opposite effects of damage from rains on the Pacific coast of South America.
Expect a tight winter as the 2015 - 2016 El Nino takes it's toll on mangoes.