KARACHI (May 25, 2021) Mango production is estimated at 1.8 million tons, while the export target for the current season is set at 150,000 tons.
According to Waheed Ahmed, Patron General of All Pakistan Fruit Vegetable Exporters Importers and Merchants Association, the mango export target will be $ 127.5 million.
He said that last year, the export target of mango was 80,000 metric tons, but the global demand for mango remained high last season from which 140,000 metric tons of mango was exported for $ 120 million.
Waheed Ahmed pointed out that the Rs 100 billion mango industry is facing difficulties due to climate change, water scarcity, extra fares, limited flights and closure of business in major global shopping malls. Due to climate change, mango production is expected to fall by 15% this season.
Waheed Ahmed suggested that Japan, the United States, Australia, South Korea and China are the best-selling markets for mangoes. Demand is rising in Russia and China, the government should work on the promotion of mangoes in these countries, and adopt a strategy to easily access high value markets by shaping mangoes through research and development.
Trade Adviser Abdul Razzaq Dawood says Australia has approved the import of Pakistani mangoes.
Razzaq Dawood said in a statement on Twitter that Australia had approved two treatment facilities for importing Pakistani mangoes.