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17:47 Peru’s mango exports grow 57.5% in H1
 
Lima, Aug. 27 (ANDINA). Peruvian consultancy Maximixe has revealed figures showing the country’s mango exports rose 57.5% year-on-year to US$141.4 million in the first half of 2011.

The Netherlands was the largest buyer with 38.4% of total export volumes, followed by the US (36.7%), the UK (5.4%), Canada (4.7%) and Spain (4.1%), freshfruitportal.com reported, citing Alertaeconomica.com.

Maximixe’s growth figures are slightly under statistics released by the Ministry of Agriculture (MINAG) earlier this month, citing a rise mango shipments of 62% in the first half.

Alertaeconomica.com reported a 22.8% average annual export growth rate for the fruit over the last five years.

Sunshine Export is the country’s leading mango exporter with 10.9% market share, followed by Camposol with 9.7%, the story reported.

Several industry experts and growers have cited an oversupply in the global mango market.

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Date: 27/08/2011
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