My Mango Weekly Roundup - the latest forecasts and market news
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20 September 2016
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Welcome to the latest edition of AMIA’s My Mango, your weekly roundup of the latest industry forecasts, wholesale prices and marketing activities, delivered to your inbox every Tuesday throughout the season.

We look forward to seeing our growers in Mareeba pre-season workshops next week.  

From the team at AMIA.

Crop Forecast

As the season progresses in each region, the timing of harvest for each variety and weekly volume estimates will be adjusted. Please check the updated forecast and crop flow tables as they are released. 

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Regional Reports


Darwin and Katherine

Small volumes from Darwin continue to be dispatched to market. While volumes may increase slightly over coming weeks we don’t anticipate volumes increasing significantly until October.

Harvest in Katherine is not anticipated to get underway with any significant volumes until late October for Kensington Pride (KP), with other varieties such as Calypso, Honey Gold and R2E2 commencing harvest in mid-November. Spot picking of KP and R2E2 may have small volume of fruit in the last week of September and early October.


Flowering and fruit set has been variable. Small volumes of early fruit may be available during late September.

Mareeba and Dimbulah

Flowering across the region has been reasonably uniform with some exceptions. Harvest of early fruit is predicted to commence in early December with large volumes from mid-December to February / March for late season varieties.

Burdekin and Bowen

Flowering across the region has been reasonably good with a spread of flowering and fruit set. In most areas flowering is later than usual. Harvest is anticipated to occur through November and December.

South East and Central Queensland

Flowering across the region has been reasonable but some growers are reporting less than ideal flowering and early fruit set. 

The AMIA team will add to these regional descriptions as more information becomes available.

Crop Flow

Last week’s dispatched tray volumes from Darwin:
15,358 7kg (equivalent) trays.

Mango Grower Regional Workshops

We look forward to seeing growers in Mareeba next Wednesday 28th September

The pre-season workshop will be held at the Mutchilba Hall (Mutchilba) commencing at 3.00pm.

A highlight of the workshop will be presentations from both Woolworths and Aldi.

Interested in Export? We Need Your Contact Details!

Mango exporters and growers interested in export – we need your contact details!

Each season we receive many enquiries from importers seeking Australian mangoes. To better address these requests we are currently compiling a list of growers and exporters who are happy to respond to enquiries from importers and others.

This list will then be included in an export brochure which will outline Australian production windows and key varieties by region.

If you would like you businesses name and contact details to appear on this exporter list, please send your details to us by return email.

What we will require:
  1. Business name and contact details (email, phone, including name of person to be contacted).
  2. A brief description of your business/capability (e.g. ability to supply which varieties, capacity to supply specific markets to a maximum of  80 words).



Press Office

We're only a couple of weeks into the official mango season, and already the media are showing how much they love cooking with mangoes, with recipes published throughout print and online.

In magazines, Recipes+ published a honey, mango and passionfruit smoothie recipe, New Idea printed creamed coconut quinoa with mango and tropical juice recipes, whilst Yours included a coconut panna cotta with mango rum coulis. Online, Women's Fitness shared a recipe for BBQ barramundi with mango salsa, and Open House News Magazine published our own recipe for Armagnac and mango crepes

Social Media

The public has finally seen the launch of our campaign for the mango emoji, with a video shared on the Aussie Mangoes Facebook page, and an image published to the Instagram. 

The Facebook video has already reached 53,005 people, received 676 likes and reactions, 52 comments and 120 shares. Meanwhile, the Instagram image has received 115 likes and 7 comments, with such high engagement already indicating huge support from our community. 

The campaign has already caught the interest of the media, with the ABC publishing a story to their website about the campaign launch, which you can read here. Our friends at Woolworths have also backed the campaign by tweeting our hashtag to their 15,000 followers. So, keep your eyes out for more emoji campaign activity, and get behind the cause with the hashtag #mangoemojiplease!

 For more information, please contact Elisa King, Marketing Manager at Horticulture Innovation Australia on: (02) 8295 2332 or

Contact AMIA

Robert Gray
Chief Executive Officer
0418 737 861

Trevor Dunmall
Industry Development Manager
0400 808 689

Treena Welch
Marketing Manager
0417 001 253

Jessica Harding
Supply and Communications Manager
0458 803 220

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385 Sherwood Road, Rocklea QLD

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