Australian mango exporters see plenty of potential to build shipments to Indonesia after the market was reopened this year.
Australian Mango Industry Association CEO Robert Gray has told ABC Rural that the neighboring country is an enticing market, with a potential 250m mango consumers.
“If we can even get a small percentage of these people enjoying Australian mangoes, this will mean a real difference to our industry,” Gray said.
The reopening of the market comes as an agreement was reached on new protocols for mangoes, with exporters required to treat mangoes for fruit fly and seed weavil.
“We’ve had access to Indonesia a number of years ago, but regulations changed, so we’re very excited to be back in the business in that part of the world,” Gray said, adding that a full range of mango varieties will be shipped to Indonesia this year, including Kensington Produce, R2E2, Honey Gold and Calypso.
The mango industry has set a target of 20 per cent of its crop to be exported by 2020, with the top four export markets being Hong Kong, New Zealand, Singapore and UAE and access recently granted for the US.