Crop Updates - Mango - Q2 2022


  • Lukewarm demand in 2022 says local producers in India.
  • Weather conditions challenge the quality of product in India for a key variety of mango.
  • Steady and favorable demand from Europe.
  • Shipments to Europe have slowed down, while shipments to Ukraine and Russian have come to a standstill.
  • Supply chain – poor container availability alongside transit delays.
  • Rising fuel costs are expected to increase transportation, and container haulage charges in both India and South America.
  • Producers from Columbia delivered more fruit year-on-year, and demand has increased.
  • 80% of the supply from the 2022 summer crop has been sold in South America.
  • The mango crop in Mexico is reportedly late. Production is lower than expected, while the demand from the fresh market is strong.
  • Producers in Peru have reportedly sold out.
  • Rising COVID-19 restrictions in China has impacted the logistics.


Alphonso and Kesar Varieties

The 2022 Alphonso crop season has begun in the cities of Ratnagiri and Bangalore in India. Alongside the un-seasonal rains, an increase
in temperatures have been reported. While the quality of Kesar pulp remains fine, Alphonso pulp has made it challenging for the brix to meet industry standard specifications.

In 2022, the industry expects output of mango puree to reach ~50,000 MT, as labor shortages have improved, however the working capital appears to be a limiting factor.

The lower end of the current price range represents supplies from the southern regions and the higher end represents supplies from western regions. New season pricing was announced mid-May.

Producers say demand remains good, particularly from Europe. Stocks of puree from western India from the 2021 crop have reportedly run out, there are limited supplies of southern puree available from some processors. Demand is ‘lukewarm,’ say processors in India.

Totapuri Variety

Growing conditions for the Totapuri crop remains favorable and harvesting will start in the first week of June. The industry is expecting ~350,000 MT processed for puree and ~50,000 MT processed for concentrate this season. Demand for puree and concentrate has been buoyant over the past month – again particularly from Europe. There are still some supplies of puree available, however, stocks of concentrate are now very limited.

Local business producers in India say that shipments to the Ukraine and Russia have come to a standstill and that shipments to the EU have slowed down.

While freight rates are stable, container availability is poor and transit delays are routine.

COVID-19 pandemic restrictions have been lifted in India, thus making harvesting and processing easier. However, fuel costs are increasing every day resulting in higher transportation costs and container haulage charges.


The industry in Colombia is now entering the peak of the summer crop. Harvesting conditions are favorable and processors say they continue to receive more fruit than last year. Price levels for new season supplies are difficult to pin down and producers say they have pulled out of the market until the end of May, by which point they hope to have calculated whether they have any extra supplies to sell or not.

What is clear is that prices will be firmer than offers at the beginning of the year. Demand is still very strong, and producers say they are receiving enquiries from both new and old customers from key importing regions. They are even receiving enquiries from mango pulp producing countries. Stocks of 2021 juice are now depleted, and processors speculate that around 80% of the supply from the current 2022 summer crop has been sold.

There are still problems with shipping. Container availability is very poor and shipments are being postponed as a result. The situation in China does not help either, say producers in Colombia, Shanghai’s port has been closed due to a COVID-19 outbreak and thousands of vessels and containers are stationed. The conflict in the Ukraine has also put upward pressure on pricing for materials, goods and food commodities. Meanwhile, the mango crop in Mexico is reportedly late.

Production is lower than expected and demand from the fresh market is strong as a result. Producers in Peru are reportedly now sold out, say traders in Europe.