Cambodian mangoes enter European market

mango erichavir flickrAccording to statistics from Cambodia’s Ministry of Agriculture, over 9,000 tonnes of mangoes were exported in 2015, the majority shipped to Vietnam. (Image source: Eric Havir/Flickr)Cambodia-based agro-industrial company Mong Reththy Group has sent 13 shipments of mangoes to Europe this year, totalling 54,000 kg

According to the company’s spokesperson, the most recent shipment contained 4,500 kg of Aiwen and Keo Romeat mangoes.

It was the first time Cambodia has shipped Aiwen mangoes to Europe after three years of waiting for the crop to bear fruit. “We are proud that Cambodia mangoes can be exported to Europe for the first time. The new species of Aiwen is very expensive and popular in the European market.”

According to statistics from Cambodia’s Ministry of Agriculture, more than 9,000 tonnes of mangoes were exported in 2015, the majority shipped to Vietnam.

However, Eang Sophallet, spokesman for the ministry, claimed that many of last year’s exports were destined for Europe, albeit indirectly.

“It is not the first time that Cambodia has exported these mangoes to Europe,” he said.

“Our mangoes are sent to Thailand and Vietnam to be checked for phytosanitary approval before being shipped to Europe.”

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