The end of the year harvest in Colombia is registering reductions in production of 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. (Source: Juice market report December 2021).
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.