My Mango Weekly Roundup - the latest forecasts and market news
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4 October 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. 

Click to view crop forecast online

Regional Reports


Darwin and Katherine

In Darwin, early season scattered showers have been occurring over the past week, causing some interruption to early harvest.   

In Katherine, some early spot picking has occurred but harvest volumes won’t build significantly until late October and November.


Growers are spot picking some fruit. Significant volumes are not expected until late October.  

Mareeba and Dimbulah

Fruit set has been reasonably good across the region, but some orchards have a lighter crop. Crop 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

Extended flowering and fruit set has trees with fruit at various growth stages. Principal harvest remains on track to commence in mid-November.

South East and Central Queensland

Flowering and fruit set across this diverse region has been mixed. While some growers are reporting good fruit set, 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:
11,920 (7kg equivalent trays).

Weekly Wholesale Prices

The following prices offer a snapshot of the main lines 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

2017 RIRDC Rural Women’s Award

Women in primary industries are invited to apply for the 2017 RIRDC Rural Women’s Award, until 31 October 2016.

The Award is open to all women involved in primary industries and/or rural Australia who have the passion and drive to make a positive impact on their industry. 

It provides an opportunity to build a profile, further develop leadership skills and connect with like-minded, pro-active women from across Queensland and Australia. One winner from Queensland will also receive a $10,000 bursary to implement a project to benefit her industry and rural/regional community.

A special nation-wide webinar will be held on 11 October for women who may be considering applying.  For more information, please visit the RIRDC website or contact Karyn Manktelow on 07 3096 6770 or




All eyes turn to Brisbane this week, with Thursday's Mango Auction marking the official start to the mango season! Our PR team will be working to ensure this year's mango King or Queen will be shared through print, online, TV and radio channels, whilst a range of Brisbane-based foodie and events influencers will be in attendance, sharing their experience and love for mangoes with their communities! So, keep an eye out for a slice of the action! 

Social Media

The month of September has come and gone on social, with the Aussie Mangoes Instagram channel setting exciting benchmarks so early on in the season.

In just four weeks, September's 14 posts have received 1,553 likes and 168 comments, bringing the average engagement to 123 per post. Considering the average for the whole 2015/16 season was 106, we're excited to see that we're already breaking records and setting new benchmarks for the months to come! 

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

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°

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

Office Address: 
Office 2, The Fresh Centre Ground Floor
385 Sherwood Road, Rocklea QLD

Postal Address: 
PO Box 376, Brisbane Market QLD 4106

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Phone: 07 3278 3755
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