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Mangoes Production in Australia (2019)

Mangoes Production in Australia (2019)

2020-09-03

Overview

Since mango is a tropical fruit, its production predominantly occurs in Northern Australia. The mango season starts in mid-November in Mareeba, early December in Dimbulah and mid-December in Central Queensland.

Types of Mangoes

The fruit harvest season comprises of a wide variety of mango types. The most common amongst them is Kensington Pride, which makes up about 52% in the market. Next, Calypso mangoes comprise about 22% of the market. Moreover, Honey Gold makes up 7%, and Keitt makes up 2% of the mango market. 90% of Australian fruit is consumed domestically.

Statistics

  1. The supply per capita, in 2019, was measured at 2.5 kg, based on the volume that was supplied.
  2. Seventy-four thousand nine hundred twenty tonnes were produced and valued at $198.6 million.
  3. The wholesale value of the fresh supply was estimated at $201.5 million, with $164 million distributed into retail, whereas $37.1 million went into food service.

Major Mango Producing Areas

Predominantly, these fruits are grown in the northern Australian states. Some of the significant areas that produce this fruit are Darwin and Katherine, located in the Northern territory. Kununurra in Western Australia and Mareeba, Bowen and Bundaberg in Queensland are also major growers of mangoes.

mangoes regions production

Fresh Mangoes International Trade

Australia is predominantly an exporter of fresh fruits. The exports have catapulted in the last few years. As of June 2019, Australia has managed to export 8,211 tonnes of of this fruit.

This fruit is loaded with A and C. It also contains folate, B6, iron and a little calcium, zinc and vitamin E. Moreover, they are a good source of antioxidants, containing certain phytochemicals such as gallotannins and mangiferin which have been studied for their health benefits.

mangoes international trade

Fresh Mangoes Exports by Country

24% of fresh fruits were sent to Hong Kong as of 2019.

mangoes export by country

Article by: Hari Yellina (Orchard Tech)