Prices of Pakistani Mangoes to Be High for First Season

  • Publish date: Thursday، 02 June 2022
Prices of Pakistani Mangoes to Be High for First Season

It is finally Mango season and we can’t wait to indulge! However, mango production in the South Asian country is substantially less this year due to a heatwave, water scarcity and climate change.

“Currently, Sindhri and Almas varieties are being imported in bulk. Then there are Dusehri and Saroli varieties available as well. The next in line are Fajri, Chaunsa, Sunehra, Anwar Ratool etc,” said Mustafa Altaf, managing director of Altaf Hussain Trading Co.

“This year, it’s going to be a challenging season. We are getting reviews from Pakistan that the crop is short between 30 and 50 per cent due to water scarcity and a heatwave. And this will definitely impact the import volume and value also this year,” added Altaf.

Due to the high demand and shortage of Pakistani mangoes, importers estimate that they will be costlier by around 10 to 15 per cent this year as compared to 2021.

Pakistan is the world’s fifth-largest importer of mangoes after India, China, Thailand and Indonesia, producing around 1.8 million tonnes on average. In 2021,

In addition to UAE, Saudi Arabia, Hong Kong, UK, US, Canada, EU countries, and Singapore are major export destinations for Pakistani mangoes.

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