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

Next week’s My Mango will go out on Wednesday, 28 December. We wish you a happy festive 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. 

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Regional Reports


Darwin and Katherine

Darwin and Katherine harvest has come to an end with final volumes dispatched last week.


Kununurra harvest is also over for another season. Crop volumes out of Kununurra have been very light this season, with only an estimated 60,000 trays being picked.

Burdekin and Bowen

Harvest is close to completion in this region, with many growers either finished harvest, or close to finishing. Small volumes from this region may continue over the next 2 weeks.

Mareeba and Dimbulah

Good volumes of Kensington Pride are being harvested with Dimbulah and Mutchilba growers well into  harvest and many Mareeba growers also having commenced harvest.  

South East and Central Queensland

Growers in central Queensland have commenced early picking with other growers expecting to commence early in the New Year. 


Picking has begun in light volumes from Carnarvon of both eating and chutney varieties. Some blocks and varieties have shown variable fruit size but in general trees are in good condition and fruit quality looks good. Volumes should start to increase in the coming weeks with the bulk of the harvest anticipated to come off in the new year. 

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, Bowen/Burdekin and Mareeba/Dimbulah: 414,246 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* unless otherwise indicated. To view the complete price data for last week, or view daily prices, please click here.


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In public relations, the media have been gearing up for Christmas with mango-based festive recipes in Nine Kitchen, Over Sixty, The Chronicle, ABC Radio, Coles Magazine, Woman's Day, That's Life! and New Idea. 

Fairfax Agricultural Media published a story Martina Matzner and the high-resolution satellite imagery and fruit scanner technologies currently being used in the mango industry, which was shared in all seven titles, reaching over 100,000 people. In regional media, John Nucifora discussed his thoughts on this season's growing conditions with The Cairns Post, The Townsville Bulletin, and The Advertiser.  
Meanwhile, ten health and foodie digital influencers received festive-themed mango kits, encouraging them to create and share recipes for mango-based pavlovas, salads, drinks and cakes that are perfect for the Christmas table. We've already seen six influencers post imagery as a result of these kits, reaching 163,300 followers, receiving 3,734 likes and 173 comments!


In social media, the Instagram page shared its very first video with the community, featuring a hyperlapse instructional clip for how to cut a mango hedgehog! It's already been viewed nearly 700 times and received 184 likes, which is very strong organic engagement and encouraging for future videos on this platform. 

The Facebook page has been going mango-mad this past week, with Mango Madness Hours kicking off last Friday and Monday! In total, the two competitions reached a combined 21,266 people, and received 307 likes, 1300 comments and 37 shares in just two hours, proving the passion and excitement around Australia's fruit of summer!  

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 Mitchell
Supply and Communications Manager
0458 803 220

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