INTRA-EUROPEAN MANGO TRADE BUSINESS: FACTS FROM FIGURES

J. Calatrava-Requena, M.C. González-Roa, S. Sayadi
While mango is one of the world most consumed fruits, at 35 million tonnes, mango trade is very limited, accounting for only about 2.5% of the total mango production worldwide. The two main importers are the United States of America (USA) and the European Union (EU), the latter importing some 25% of all mangos traded in the world, with a clear increasing trend.
The European mango market has evolved from the trade of small amounts of fruit exported from former European colonies (postcolonial trade) in the 1970s to the current import-re-export market, trading more than 230 thousands tonnes, with a high component of business between European countries.
This paper analyses the mango trade flows inside the European Union, emphasizing the case of Holland, which imports one half of the mango imported for the whole EU, then re-exporting more than 60% of the imports to neighboring coun-tries, at an increased price with respect to the import-price paid. The main intra-European mango channels are identified. Some conclusions have been drawn in this respect.
Calatrava-Requena, J., González-Roa, M.C. and Sayadi, S. (2013). INTRA-EUROPEAN MANGO TRADE BUSINESS: FACTS FROM FIGURES. Acta Hortic. 992, 49-54
DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2013.992.3
https://doi.org/10.17660/ActaHortic.2013.992.3
trade channel, mango market, mango consumption, EU supply
English

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