Export of Vietnamese mangoes to US on the rise

Tuesday, November 17, 2020  14:18

VOV.VN - The high demand for mango imports coming from the United States represents an opportunity for fresh Vietnamese mangoes to expand their market shares in this demanding market, according to projections made by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.

Statistics released by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) indicate that the US imported over 497,000 tonnes of mangoes of various types with a value of US$567 million during the opening eight months of the year, representing an annual increase of 14.7% in volume and 15% in value.

The average import price of mangoes to the US during the reviewed period recorded a boost of 0.2% to US$1,140 per tonne compared to last year’s corresponding period.

Throughout the reviewed period Vietnam was the 12th largest mango supplier to the US market, exporting 135,000 tonnes worth US$2.8 million, up 87.4% in volume and 99.9% in value on-year. In addition, the import prices from the country stood at US$2,064.8 per tonne, up 6.7% against the same period last year.

Most notably, the US mainly imported frozen and fresh mangoes from Vietnam in the reviewed period. According to experts, local firms have been advised to meet stringent standards set by the US to increase their market share in the demanding market.

A prime example of raising standards can be seen in growing areas and packaging facilities requiring relevant codes for management and origin traceability, as well as a quarantine certificate issued by the Plant Protection Department and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA)'s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS).