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Peru is World’s #2 Exporter of Mangoes

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No joke, Peru is the second-biggest exporter of mangoes in the world!  So who is buying all these mangoes?

Fresh Plaza reports from 2015 to 2016, Peru increased their mango exports by 1.3% making the fruit the country’s 5th most exported agricultural product.

Who is buying all these mangoes?

Major destinations include the Netherlands (38%), the United States (28%), and the United Kingdom (9%).  

Even if we take the USA out of this mix, the Netherlands and United Kingdom alone are responsible for almost half of Peru’s mango business.

This isn’t the 1st time we’ve heard about Peru’s mangoes this year.  Back in May, Peru passed Brazil as a mango exporter and now holds 2nd place in the world, only behind Mexico.

As the competition with Brazil shows, it’s all about timing, as Peru’s season allowed it to harvest and sell earlier to get a jump-start.  Can Peru’s mangoes keep up the pace?  

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Mike Dreckschmidt

Mike grew up and eventually attended university in Green Bay, Wisconsin. He graduated in Integrative Leadership Studies with an emphasis in Urban and Regional Planning and has been a part of planning projects in three different countries. Mike’s passion is reading; he devours both literature and nonfiction. His favorite author is Peru’s own Julio Ramón Ribeyro.