Russian company orders 2 tons of mangoes a week from Guimaras growers

Russian company orders 2 tons of mangoes a week from Guimaras growers




It is not an understatement when we say that we have the sweetest mangoes in the planet.
If your in the Philippines, you know what Mangoes to choose if you want to eat the sweetest- the Americans have known it since then, now it’s the Russians who are taking a bite on our world class Guimaras Mangoes.
The Department of Agriculture (DA) has just reported a Russian company placed an order of 2 metric tons of Guimaras mangoes a week.

Philippine Mangoes (photo credit to owner)

“The Exim Pacific company… has initially placed an order of 2 metric tons of Guimaras mangoes every week as soon as the farmers are able to export,” Agriculture Secretary Emmanuel F. Piñol.
“It’s a major breakthrough for us in the Eastern European market. We’re hoping that this will be the beginning of our entry into the European market,” he added.
The mangoes will go travel to Russia via Bangkok, Thailand pending the development of more direct shipping links.
Mango exports to Russia are expected to start this month as per the DA. Foreign demand for mangoes has been building up in the past two years pending development of sufficient capacity in the Guimaras mango industry and other key growing areas like Zambales, Pangasinan, Cebu, Iloilo, the Davao Region, the Zamboanga Peninsula, and Cotabato.
The current Russian market are dominated by mangoes imported from Thailand, India, and Pakistan, which are selling P1,000 each as per DA.
According to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA), mango output in the fourth quarter of 2018 rose 0.5% year on year to 27,620 metric tons (MT). Zamboanga Peninsula accounted for 26% of total output, while Caraga and Northern Mindanao accounted for 24.1% and 15.4%, respectively.
The Carabao mango was the top variety, accounting for 22,560 MT or 81.7% of the total.
Aside from mangoes, the DA is also looking into exporting coconut oil, banana, and shrimps to Russia.



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