Pakistani Mangoes exports to 57 countries hit highest level of history

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Pakistani Mangoes exports to 57 countries hit highest level of history

KARACHI - Pakistani Mangoes exports to 57 countries hit highest level of history, it has been revealed by the Horticulture Exports Organisation.

More than 115,000 tonnes of mangoes have so far been exported to 57 countries and the season could end up witnessing around 120,000 tonnes of mango export, an all-time record for Pakistan.

The export of mango during the current season has increased by 42pc when compared with the last year, said Pakistan Horticulture Development and Export Company (PHDEC) Chief Executive Officer Muhammad Ashraf in a post-season seminar on mangoes held at the Federation House on Monday.

The seminar was organised by PHDEC in collaboration with the All Pakistan Fruit and Vegetable Exporters, Importers and Merchants Association (PFVA) to take stock of the outgoing mango season and to formulate a prudent strategy for the next season.

More than 100 stakeholders, including mango growers, processors, exporters, freight forwarders and air freight carriers, participated in the event. Representatives from the Trade Development Authority of Pakistan, Department of Plant Protection, Pakistan Customs and provincial agriculture departments were also present on the occasion.

“We have witnessed a record mango export season this year. More than 115,000 tonnes of mangoes have so far been exported to 57 countries and the season could end up witnessing around 120,000 tonnes of mango export, an all-time record for Pakistan,” Muhammad Ashraf stated.