Sweet, fresh and nutritious, are the characteristics that allowed Peruvian mango to start getting a share of external markets.
This fruit found a bigger market in the Netherlands, United States, United Kingdom and Canada, freshplaza.com reported.
In 2011, exports to those destinations totaled US$154.5 million, a 28.7% increase compared to 2010, according to Peru's export and tourism promotion agency Promperu.
Vice-president at Peru's Association of Producer and Agroexporters Guilds (AGAP), Jose Antonio Gomez, said that this increase is due to higher prices abroad.
He explained that on average the price for a ton of mango abroad is between US$ 1,000 and US$ 1,200.
Promperu and AGAP coincide in the fact that the biggest demand is for fresh, frozen mango, pulp and juices as there is a tendency to consume healthy.