Taiwan’s mangoes sell very well abroadChristian Fernsby ▼ | June 22, 2020
Tainan Mayor Huang Wei-che on Sunday attended an activity in Taipei promoting the 2020 Tainan International Mango Festival, saying that the export of Tainan mangoes has increased this year compared to past years and encouraging people in Taipei to take vacations down south where the mangoes are abundant.
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As of mid-June, when Tainan mangoes had not yet reached high season, the city had shipped a total of 547 tons to fulfill export orders, which is an eight to nine percent increase compared to the same period last year, the mayor said.
The mayor attributed the origin of both the Irwin mangoes and the Jinhuang mangoes, which are popular in Japan and Singapore, respectively, to Tainan.
He encouraged busy Taipei people who are craving mangoes to take vacations in the southern city.
During the 2020 Tainan International Mango Festival running from June 26 to July 12, various mango-themed activities will take place in districts where the fruit actually grows within the city.
According to the Council of Agriculture's statistics, Taiwan exported a total of 8,000 tons of mangoes last year, which is up 56 percent compared to the previous year.
This year, as of June 17, Taiwan's mango exports have grown by 17 percent year-over-year, foreshadowing a possible new peak for mango exports in 2020. ■