Price of Seintalone mango exported to China dips

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Seintalone mangoes are seen at one outlet.

The price of Myanmar’s popular Seintalone mango exported to China declined to 100-120 Yuan per 16-kilogramme basket, fruit traders from Muse said.
In early April, it touched the lowest of 120 Yuan and the highest of 180 Yuan.
It is time to sell mangoes. The price is on the downside for now. Quality plays a big role in determining the price, Sai Khin Maung from the Khwanyo fruit depot shared his opinion.
“Mango is solely reliant on China’s market at present. It is Seintalone mango season. Other mango varieties such as Shwehintha and Yinkwe still cannot be exported. The price was declining. Yet, we expect quality Seintalone mango to be offered at a higher price. The price is calculated on the quality,” Sai Khin Maung elaborated.
The growers are battered by the high cost of cultivation input and market reputational risks every year. Last year, low use of cultivation input brought down quality, causing postharvest diseases such as stem end rot and black spot in fruit. Some traders did not even cover the cultivation cost due to the inferior quality of Seintalone mango.
Of about 200 mango varieties that originated in Myanmar, Seintalone, Shwehintha, Padamya Ngamauk, Yinkwe, and Machitsu varieties are primarily grown. The foreign market prefers Seintalone varieties.
Ayeyawady Region possesses the largest mango plantation acres, having about 46,000 acres. Bago Region is the second largest producer with 43,000 acres and Mandalay has 29,000 acres of mango. There are over 24,000 acres in Kayin State, over 20,400 acres in Shan State and over 20,000 acres in Sagaing Region, according to the association. – NN/EM

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