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Growing regions and varieties of mangoes shifting


Overview of the Peruvian and Mexican mango supply,complemented by charts from Agronometrics.


Original published in FreshPlaza.com on March 04, 2021 

Volumes and varieties of mango supplies are beginning a transition from Peru to Mexico.

“Peru is shipping Kent mangoes and arrivals from Peru are expected until the second week of March,” says Rodrigo Diaz of Rio Rico, AZ-based Diazteca. After that, supplies should fully transition to Mexico.

Transition from the Mexican to Peruvian mango season (volumes in Kg in the US Market)
Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

Currently, Mexico is largely shipping Ataulfo or “Honey” mangoes— Diaz estimates 70 percent of the Mexican supply are Ataulfo, though the country is also shipping Tommy Atkins and Haden mangoes. Growing regions in Mexico include largely Chiapas but also Michoacán and Oaxaca. “Compared to last year, there’s more coming in already. There’s approximately 26 percent more supplies from Mexico,” says Diaz, adding that the Honey quality is strong and it’s shipping sizes 12, 14, 18 and 20.

Volume (in Kg) of Mexican mangoes in the US Market
Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

This also follows a challenging 2021 start to product from Mexico. “The very first flowering had rain damage from the hurricanes in November that went into Chiapas. But that flowering has already been harvested in late January/Early February,” says Diaz.

Challenging Mexican supplies

Meanwhile demand is good though expected to get better for Mexican fruit particularly. “We’re having a difficult time moving things because of Peru—Peruvian Kent mangoes are selling for $5 while Mexican Tommys are selling for $6,” says Diaz.

Prices (in USD) of mangoes in the US market
Source: USDA Market News via Agronometrics.
(Agronometrics users can view this chart with live updates here)

That said, as the month progresses, Diaz notes that Tommy Atkins production will increase out of Mexico and fill the supply gap that Peru will leave behind. “In two weeks, you’ll see 50 percent Tommy Atkins and 50 percent Ataulfo mangoes from Mexico,” says Diaz. “The price will drop from Mexico because of the larger volumes and pricing will go from around $6 to $5 in early March and then drop again by the first week of May to about $4.50.”

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