It was reported that from 2015 to 2016, Peru increased their mango exports by 1.3%, surpassing several countries to become the world´s second largest exporter of mangoes. In the process, the fruit also became the country’s 5th most exported agricultural product.
Major importers of the delicious fruit from Peru include The United States, the United Kingdom and the Netherlands, another country which tops the mango export rankings.
It is important to note that the consumption of mangos in the United States has increased almost three times in the last ten years and is expected to continue increasing, according to Manuel Michel, president of the National Mango Board (NMB) association, in New York. The executive was interviewed by the Mexico News Daily and predicted that by the end of 2017, mango imports from the United States could grow about 30% compared to the previous year.
The mango has become quite popular as a staple food in the market all year, as the interest of the North American public in new tastes and eating fresh and healthy products has greatly increased.