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EXPENSIVE FRUIT : First large scale exports of Australian mangoes arrive in USA


"With a local market that consistantly pay top dollar for mangoes, Why would Australia be interested in the USA market?

The USA market is currently paying one fifth the going rate of what marketers such as Melissas are asking for the fruit from Australia.

This will be a very niche market to say the least."

~ Will Cavan
Executive Director
International Mango Organization

NT Country Hour 

Posted about 9 hours ago


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The first large-scale shipments of Australian mangoes have arrived in the United States, with up to 150 tonnes expected to be exported.

The trade with the US was established in January, and a trial shipment of 5.5 tonnes of mangoes was sent in February.

Australian Mango Industry Association CEO Robert Gray said weekly shipments of mangoes would continue for several months.

"This is part of a three-year trial with the US government," he said.

"Our aim this year was to have regular shipments across each of the mango varieties, and we are certainly going to see that happen over the course of the next couple of months.

"Going on what each of the growers have indicated to us, we will probably do between 20,000 and 30,000 trays. Each of those trays is about five kilograms.

"There are some reasonable volumes this year, and certainly enough to test out the systems and processes."

Mr Gray said feedback from US importers had been positive.

"We are obviously dealing with the premium end of the market, but the fruit that has arrived this season
has been received very well, like last year's consignment," he said.

"The fruit is selling a lot more expensive than competing products from South America. Our fruit is selling for $4–$5 a piece.

"There is a lot of interests coming from a wide range of outlets in the US, so we are pretty optimistic that over time this is going to be a really good market for the Australian industry."

Eight mango producers have registered to export fruit to the US.

However, growers from the Northern Territory, which produces about half of Australia's mangoes, were restricted from exporting to the US this season.

"To access the US market you need to have some designated packing facilities,"
  Mr. Gray said.

"So there needs to be some logistical issues sorted out in the Northern Territory to free up packing facilities to access the US market."

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In alphabetical order by Country....



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

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