The 2022 Alphonso mango crop in India is expected to begin in the first week of May. There have been unseasonal rains in the Valsad, Ratnagiri and Hubli- Dharwad regions which have impacted flowering and fruit setting. Production of puree will be limited to no more than 50,000 tonnes, mainly due to a lack of working capital availability, say local processors. Demand has been strong, particularly from Europe and stocks of Alphonso mango puree are now very limited in both Europe and India. It is too early for any indications on new crop prices.
Colombia is registering reductions in production close to 70% in the producing regions of Tolima, Cundinamarca and Cauca. The loss of flowering due to heavy rainfall has drastically impacted fruiting potential. Overall, the volume of fruit that the processors receive from the current Winter crop is predicted to be 40-50% smaller than last year at around 12,000-15,000 tonnes. Most of the fruit is being sold to the local market, and all of the processing companies are paying very high prices for the scarce amount of fruit available. Processors say they will likely focus on producing NFC juice and so the availability of 28 brix concentrate will be limited.
In Brazil, the flowering was also impacted by heavy rains and the fruit set was poor. The crop is expected to be 30-40% lower than usual – this is significant given that Brazil is the fourth largest global producer of Mango.