My Mango Weekly Roundup - the latest forecasts and market news
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15 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.

The Sky's The Limit With Australian Mangoes!

Harris Farm Markets ‘own’ the Sydney sky in summer, and for the ‘greater good’ of the Mango Industry they’ve given the “Today Show Traffic Chopper” to Australian Mangoes during the lead up to Mess-tival. Every Tuesday and Thursday throughout November there’ll be five live crosses to the “Australian Mangoes Traffic Chopper” with a different ‘story’ every day. This is our biggest market with 46% of the mango volume, purchased and eaten in NSW.

Kick back, relax, and enjoy the clip… Mango-licious memories for everyone!
For more information please contact Treena Welch, Marketing Manager at Australian Mangoes on 0417 001 253 or

You’re invited to the 2016 Grower Market Tour

Enjoy great networking opportunities, see the latest innovations in retail, experience the excitement of our Mango Mess-tival and its’ 5th birthday celebrations. The Australian Mango Industry is hosting the 2016 Grower Market Tour in Sydney from Friday December 2nd to Monday December 5th inclusive. 

You’ll visit the Sydney Markets, 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. You don’t want to miss this tour, it’s going to be AMAZING!

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

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, strong volumes are continuing to go to market, with some growers already finishing harvest for the season.
In Katherine, volume is steadily increasing and more fruit will appear over coming weeks.


Light volumes are being dispatched from Kununurra.   

Burdekin and Bowen

Most growers in the Bowen region have commenced picking and growers in the Burdekin region are close to commencing; volumes from the region have started to build. The region has seen some showers recently with no adverse impact on fruit quality.   

Mareeba and Dimbulah

While there have been reports of recent loss of volume, mainly affecting Kensington Pride, harvest is still on track to commence in early December. Volumes are expected to increase around mid-December extending through to February / March for late season varieties.


South East and Central Queensland

Reports from growers across the region are that fruit set has been less than anticipated, with the greatest impact on Kensington Pride and R2E2 varieties.  
The AMIA team will add to these regional descriptions as more information becomes available.

Crop Flow

Last week’s dispatched tray volumes from Darwin, Katherine and Bowen: 405,612 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.


Correct Mango Ripening

Correct ripening of mangoes is critical to maintain fruit quality. All growers need to ensure the people handling their mangoes are using the best facilities available and managing their fruit accordingly. Most good wholesalers and ripeners have access to good facilities. If you need information on best practice ripening of mangoes, check out the link to industry’s ripening manual:

For a hard copy or if you would like training in best practice ripening, please contact AMIA. AMIA will arrange facilitation of this training.




Aussie mango growers continue to share their harvest updates and season predictions with regional media, as the Bowen Independent last week published an interview with Dale Williams of Euri-Gold Farms, and Wayne Quach shared an update on his recent exports to Singapore and China with ABC Rural.  

In recipe coverage, Australian publications are welcoming mango season with enthusiasm as The Huffington Post shared four of our recipes along with a guide for how to slice a mango hedgehog, blogger Mummahh posted a selection of our new mango recipes, 9Kitchen published our summery mango popsicle recipe, Buzzfeed shared a list of 19 summery mango dishes, and The Lake Times Advertiser and Illawarra Mercury shared a recipe for mango pudding


The Aussie Mangoes Facebook page is also seeing increased activity as we head towards peak season, with the Katherine harvest tile now having reached 52,000 people and has received 260 shares, 152 comments and 2,357 likes! 
Along with last week's mango salad recipe video, keep your eye out for the launch of our annual competition series, Mango Madness, in which our community goes mad for mangoes over the course of an hour in an attempt to win a tray of delicious mangoes! 

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

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

Postal Address: 
PO Box 376, Brisbane Market QLD 4106

Office Contact 
Phone: 07 3278 3755
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