Exports may contribute with outflow of aditional volume
Piracicaba, 30 – The expressive increase in mango planted area in the last years is concerning growers in Brazil. Despite good financial results since 2014, it is important to increase demand to keep the activitie viable.
From 2014 to 2017, national area rised 9%, according to Hortifruti/Cepea data, and the forecast is to increase another 7% until the end of 2018. New plantings are focused in São Francisco Valley (Pernambuco and Bahia states) and in North of Minas Gerais state.
Besides that, the new areas have high planting density, increasing productivity per hectare. So, mango supply shall grow significantly in the next two years, when new orchards will be producing. An alternative is to expand Brazilian participation in international market – mango exports have already rised in the last years, but it is still below expectations.
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