Seintalone mango fetches good price this year

April 25


The price of Seintalone mango exported to China’s market is pretty high at the beginning of the mango season this year, said U Kyaw Soe Naing, general secretary of Myanmar Mango Market and Technology Development Association (Mandalay).


“Myanmar started to export mango to China. It fetches good prices depending on quality. Traders face some transport difficulties. Some growers harvested mango early in the premature stage of the previous season, making other growers face loss. If they take care of that, the market condition is expected to improve. About four to five 12-wheel trucks go to China. Mango will be harvested during the end-April and early May. The price of mango is estimated at 150 Yuan (over K40,000) per 16 kilogrammes basket. The price varies depending on the quality,” he elaborated.


The mango export to China is on a trial run in the post-Thingyan period. The prevailing price of quality mango is nearly 150 Yuan per 16 kg (48-50 per cent), while the low quality one fetched over 100 Yuan (over K20,000) per 16 kg (50-60%). This year, the mango price is expected to be offered higher. Myanmar will export other mango varieties such as Meithi, Shwehintha, Padamyar Ngamauk and Yinkwe besides Seintalone. The mango yields this year dropped yet the price is high. — Maung Aye Chan/EM