By our Commercial Correspondent
New Delhi, Oct 28 (IVC) Mango exports from India have risen to 19 per cent in the first five months of the current financial year 2023-24, as per the Commercial Ministry’s data revealed here yesterday.
The United States of America has imported over 2000 metric tones of the pulpy fruit , and other 41 have imported mangoes from India this year, including new markets like South Africa, Iran and Czech Republic, the data showed.
While India exported almost 23,000 metric tones of mangoes worth a little over $40 million between April and August 2022, shipment volumes as well as values have risen to 19 per cent over the same period this year, data revealed.
To encourage higher exports to the lucrative U S market , the Agriculture Ministry and the Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority had invited the US Department of Agriculture’s animal and plant health inspection service inspector for preclearance of mangoes at irradiation facilities at Vashi, Nashik, Bengaluru and Ahmedabad.
New Zealand emerged as the second highest importer of mangoes , with 110 metric tones of shipments, followed by Australia (58.4 MT) and Japan (43.1 MT). South Africa also imported 18.43 MT of mangoes after the after the nation’s officials jointly supervised the fruit’s pre-shipment with Indian authorities, Ministry’s data revealed.