My Mango Weekly Roundup - the latest forecasts and market news
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8 November 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.  

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. 

If you are a grower and have not already submitted your forecast for the season, or if your forecast has changed please provide this to us.

Click to view crop forecast online

Regional Reports


Darwin and Katherine

In Darwin, harvest has been in full swing for the past couple of weeks with some growers looking towards the end of their harvest over the next week.        

In Katherine, growers have commenced early harvest, with picking anticipated to build over the next week.


Light volumes are being dispatched from Kununurra.

Burdekin and Bowen

Light spot picking occurred last week and it is anticipated volumes  from this region will build over the next two weeks.

Mareeba and Dimbulah

A storm on the weekend has caused crop loss for several growers in the Dimbulah area. While damage was not widespread, those growers affected have lost significant volumes of mangoes and reports of some structural damage to sheds. Harvest is still on track to commence in early December. Volumes not expected to commence until mid- December extending through to February / March for late season varieties.


South East and Central Queensland

Across the region fruit volumes are mixed with some growers reporting good fruit set while others are reporting fruit set below their expectations.

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


Crop Flow

Last week’s dispatched tray volumes from Darwin and Katherine: 403,936 trays.

Mango Industry Standards

Our industry standards for dry matter and brix for key varieties are in the table below.
Variety Dry Matter Brix
KP 15% 14°
Calypso 15% 14°
Honey Gold 15% 14°
R2E2 13% 12°

Weekly Wholesale Prices

The following prices offer a snapshot of the main varieties of mangoes being sold in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide markets over the past week. The prices below are based on a standard tray*. To view the complete price data for last week, or view daily prices, please click here.


You’re invited to the 2016 Grower Market Tour

The Australian Mango Industry is hosting the 2016 Grower Market Tour in Sydney from Friday December 2nd to Monday December 5th inclusive.

The tour now in it’s third year is extremely popular with growers. The three day event covering all aspects of the supply chain, is full of learnings, rich with insights, and provides enormous networking opportunities. It gives growers a deeper appreciation of what it takes to successfully market mangoes and to keep the “wheel of velocity and momentum” turning to the beat of the crop.  

The tour provides an opportunity for you to see & hear things you wouldn’t normally be exposed to; to go behind doors you wouldn’t ordinarily walk through and to share in conversations you wouldn’t otherwise have. 

You’ll visit the Sydney markets, and meet with wholesalers and exporters, be guided through the distribution centres of major retailers, ‘shop’ for mangoes across the full range of retail formats including ALDI, Coles, Costco, Green Grocers, Harris Farm Markets, IGA, and Woolworths, and experience all the energy and excitement of the Mango Mess-tival.

Mess-tival is the industry’s signature event, held every year on the first Sunday in summer on Australia’s iconic Bondi Beach.

This year we’re celebrating Mess-tival’s 5th birthday and it promises to be a great party! You’ll be amazed as thousands of Aussies flock to Bondi with togs and towels, eagerly anticipating their first ‘official’ taste of summer with deliciously, sweet & juicy Australian Mangoes.


Call Treena Welch, Australian Mangoes Marketing Manager on 0417 001253.

International Symposia on Tropical and Temperate Horticulture

The International Symposia on Tropical and Temperate Horticulture being hosted by the International Society for Horticultural Science will be held in Cairns from 20-25 November 2016.

For details of topics covered and the up to date conference program please visit:

Each symposium link will direct you to a respective program.

For further information you may visit the website at:




In the press office over the past week, there's been a range of recipes, industry updates and seasonal advice published across print and online. Woolworths Fresh printed an 'in-season' update alongside a recipe for fruit yoghurt pops, whilst Prevention magazine published four delicious-looking mango smoothie recipes! OK Magazine shared a recipe for prawn salad cocktails, That's Life magazine printed a recipe for mango chilli chutney, Women's Health magazine included a recipe for grilled prawns with chilli mango, and Follow the Crumbs magazine shared recipes for 'batida de mango' and mango peanut dip. 

In industry, News Corp's Daily Telegraph, Perth Now, NT News, The Advertiser, The Gold Coast Bulletin and The Herald Sun published a piece about NT mango exports to Korea. Meanwhile, the ABC has published an interview with AMIA CEO Robert Gray about mango industry quality standards, which you can read here. "Finally, Body & Soul published one of our very own mango recipes for Grilled Mango with Caramelised Brioche". 

A couple of months ago, we sent some promotional hats down to Melbourne's 2Day FM studios in the hopes Hamish & Andy would use the hats as a prize in one of their regular segments, "tell us someone we haven't thought about for awhile". Last Wednesday, they used the hats, giving a great shout out to Australian Mangoes and even mentioned the upcoming mango festival, Mess-tival. You can listen to the Wednesday, 2nd November segment here from 09:00 minutes, we’re mentioned around 13.00 minutes. 


As promised, the first harvest tile of the season was published on Friday, letting everyone know that the harvest in Katherine is well under way! In just a few days, it has already reached 32,000 people, garnering 1,168 likes and reactions, 72 comments and 151 shares; a great result so far, with the comments indicating an excited and passionate community who've been enjoying their first mangoes of the season. 

Visit Aussie Mangoes on Facebook or Instagram for more.

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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