U.S. imports of Mexican mangoes are starting the 2021 season with higher volumes predicted than in recent years.
The National Mango Board of Orlando, FL is expecting significantly higher volumes until mid-June compared to the previous year.
The board expects about 12% more of the tropical fruit than the previous season, with an estimated volume of about 42 million boxes.
This would also be 11 percent higher than the average 5-year (2016-2020) volumes. Based on current projections higher volumes are seen beginning the last week of May and through June.
Also fueling optimism is no significant problems are seen with logistics or operations.
Meanwhile, demand had an increase in 2020, which is projected to continue into 2021 despite difficulties arising from the pandemic.