Peru’s mango production could break 2009 record


Peru’s mango production could break 2009 record
Peru’s mango production is mostly exported to the United States, Netherlands, U.K., and Canada. (Photo: Andina)

The mango production in Peru is up to 268.8 percent in the first ten months of 2010 informed the Ministry of Agriculture.

If the upward trend continues, this year’s production could break the record set in 2009, reported Andina.

According to the ministry’s Economic and Statistical Office, the northern regions of Piura and Lambayeque contributed approximately 85 percent of the total mango production of the country.

Between January and October of 2010, Piura produced 222 thousand tons, and Lambayeque 43 thousand tons.

“This tropical fruit is one of the most consumed around the world. It has an increasing demand in Europe,” reported the ministry.

Mangoes are also produced in Áncash, Lima, Ica, Cajamarca and La Libertad, sad the report.

There are different varieties of mango in Peru with great quality and taste such as Kent, Haden and Tommy Atkins.

The United States is the main buyer of Peruvian mango exports, followed by the Netherlands, U.K., and Canada.