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Mangoes are grown and consumed worldwide. Costa Rica hopes to take advantage of an early end of the Peruvian season. Mexico's production is about to arrive. 

In general, the figures for many countries in Latin America are lower than last season. 

On the other side of the ocean, Australia sees more international demand for the country's mangoes. 

Also, Indonesia, Pakistan and Bangladesh are optimistic. For these countries, the Middle East, among other destinations, is a key market. 

Kenya is also making progress and exporting to more countries. 

Israel is trying to gain a firm foothold in Europe, where prices are currently high because of a sluggish supply and good demand in the run-up to Easter. Good prices are also paid for the fruit in the United States.

This week, we look at the situation in Latin America, Mexico, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Peru, Costa Rica, Panama, Australia, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Kenya, Israel, the United States, Europe, France, Poland, Sweden and the Net…

Europe: Easter bolsters mango demand

Kent mangoes from Peru are on the European market at the moment and the quality seems to be good.

"Three weeks ago the quality was not so good,"according to Izam Afkir, European Sales and Mango procurement at Halls International. 

"We now have Kent mangoes from the Casma Valley in Peru and the quality is good, We ripen the mangoes here and they are ripening very well compare to Motupe area."

"The Peruvian mango season started early this year because of the general situation in the world, due to the climatic changes (effects of the El Nino) the growers were uncertain of the season which created a general panic, which led to them picking the fruits 2/3 weeks before they should have. The result of this situation had an effect on the market in December with many arrivals of immature fruits and the supply was more concentrated than normal during January and February. Today the volumes are back to normal and the season will end early," 
explains Izam.

"People w…