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Spanish Mango Guide

Country Specific
Dec 6, 2022
Edited by
Juan Carlos
HS Code: 080450 - Fruit, edible; guavas, mangoes and mangosteens, fresh or dried
FAO Code: 0571 - Mangoes, mangosteens, guavas
Share in Export
3.17%Rank 8
Share in Import
3.24%Rank 8
Share in Production
Export Volume
1Y +12.38%
Import Volume
1Y +8.54%

Seasonality of Main Producing Regions

What Are the Main Producing Regions of Mangoes in Spain?

-The mango production in Spain is concentrated in the coastal strip of Andalusia, bordered by Malaga and Motril, the same location where many of the avocado plantations are also cultivated due to the Mediterranean climatic conditions.

-The area used for the cultivation of mangoes is limited by 2 significant factors: water availability and many of the plantations are directly competing for land use with the tourism sector, which also generates a huge source of profit.

For climate and water availability reasons, the best suitable regions for growing mangoes in Spain are:

- Balearic Islands

- South Coastal of Andalucia, especially in Malaga, Granada, and Almeria 

- Murcia 

- Canary Islands 

- Valencia

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What Are the Key Export Varieties of Spanish Mangoes?

The commercial varieties in Spain are the following:

-Osteen is one of the earliest and the most produced in Spain.

-Keitt, late production.

-Kent, mid-season.

-Tommy Atkins, the earliest, since August.

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How is the seasonality?

-The short season fits perfectly well in the import supply schedule of mangoes for the EU. Supplying in the months where most other sources of mangoes are in decline. Earliest is the Osteen mango in August until November.

-During the harvest season, Osteen mangoes are so competitive that importers from Brazil, Mexico etc adjust their importing schedules to avoid direct competition with Spain and simply waits for the Spanish mango season to be over before resuming imports. As Spain increases their production, importers must bear longer and longer wait. But this is not always the case.

-In years of low Spanish mango production, Brazilian mangoes flood the EU market with low quality and low-priced mangoes, and Spanish exporters have no choice but to lower their pricing to compete in the market.

-Another drawback of betting on a single variety is that the harvest season for the entire production market is the same hence prices tend to fall when supplies are high or it can be challenging to meet some quotas for export.

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