The 2015 mango crop projections from Empacadoras de Mango de Exportación (EMEX) indicate this will be a significant year for Mexican mango production and for mango exports to the U.S.
EMEX is the organization that represents Mexico’s mango export packing facilities.
Due to the projected increase in import volumes, the National Mango Board (NMB) encourages retailers and foodservice operators to consider promotions that will help move the larger than normal volumes that are expected during the second (Q2) quarter of 2015.
EMEX is forecasting that Mexican mango import volumes will be approximately 36 million boxes during Q2 of 2015. This is approximately 10 percent higher when compared to approximately 33 million boxes of mangos imported from Mexico during Q2 of 2014.
In addition, Mexican mango imports in Q2 of 2015 are expected to be 3 percent higher than in 2013, which is the year that experienced the highest volume of Mexican mango imports on record. The NMB will be issuing additional projections and updates as soon as these become available in the weekly Mango Crop Report.
“By communicating this information, we hope it will give everyone involved in the process the opportunity to plan ahead and prepare for better results,” says Manuel Michel, NMB’s executive director. The NMB continues to work closely with EMEX and other foreign mango organizations to forecast, track, and report the weekly mango crop shipments and arrivals to the U.S.