This week (20 to 07/24), mango prices in the São Francisco Valley region (PE / BA) fell, despite remaining at steady levels. Palmer was sold at R $ 2.42 / kg (-6.6%) and tommy had an average of R $ 2.36 / kg (-0.6%). The region’s scenario remains the same: low supply and heated exports, thus holding prices a little higher.
The mangoes that are being harvested now bloomed in mid-February / March, a very rainy period that caused many abortions in the orchards. As a consequence, the fruits have a slightly lower quality standard, due to the higher incidence of pedunculatory rot and anthracnose. For the coming weeks, market behavior is still uncertain. Supply is not expected to increase until mid-August, which would tend to maintain positive prices for the producer.
However, one fear is the harvest of green mangoes, a common practice in periods of higher values. In addition, external demand has been an important driver of prices, since, in the domestic market, what has prevailed over prices is the low supply – consumption is not strongly heated. What excites producers is the beginning of the Brazilian season of shipments to the United States, scheduled for August.
Source: Cepea / Hortifruti