Fresh Mango Export Up 251% in First Eight Months

The export of Cambodian fresh mangoes to international markets saw a remarkable increase of 251 percent to 163,828 tonnes during the first eight months of this year.

The figures were updated by a recent report of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (MAFF).

At the same time, the Kingdom exported 14,087 tonnes of mango jam and over 4,000 tonnes of mango syrup, up 195 and 79 percent, respectively compared to the same period last year.

Main markets for Cambodian mango products include Vietnam, Thailand, China, Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Kuwait, the Philippines, Japan, United Kingdom, the U.S., Kazakhstan, and Russia

More than 100,000 hectares of land in Cambodia are being used to grow mangoes, especially in Kampong Speu, Kampot, Battambang and Banteay Meanchey provinces, and about 1.5 million tonnes of the fruit could be harvested annually.

Source: Agency Kampuchea Press