How to start Mango Export Business in India

This is the information on Mango Export Business. Mango is a seasonal fruit available in the month of March to June. There are different varieties of mango fruits are available in India. If you are interested to do mango export business, the below given information can definitely help you to know the basics of this business.

The king of fruits, Mango is the most loved fruit all over the world. Because of the taste, aroma and many medicinal uses mangoes are in high demand everywhere. More than 80 countries in world are indulged in production of mangoes. In the trade business of mangoes, Nigeria has occupied the higher place in world market due to the perfect weather condition for the production of mangoes. If you are interested in the business of exporting mangoes then here we give you some useful tips to make money in this business

Be a small scale investor initially

If you are a small scale investor then you can start your business in a very small quantity by selling mangoes to the exporters, this will reduce the direct risk of exporting mangoes in international market. After you gain the enough experience you can directing start your own export business. While doing the small scale business, you can take a market survey and make new contacts with retailers. This can help you in expanding your business in future.

Mango packing for export

The mangoes which are exported are harvested when they are half ripe. This half ripe fruits are packed for exporting. Mango packing boxes are available in the market. You can arrange the mangoes in the box by manually or by using the mango packing machine. The international Food Law on Imported Food in Europe and America demands the fruits to be half ripe while packing. The mangoes weighing between 200gms to 400gms are preferred in the international market.

Method of Packaging

Generally fibre board containers are used in the packaging process. These containers are minimum of 6 kgs in weight. While packing tissue papers are used to wrap the mangoes and then synthetic fibre packs are used for the packaging process. This prevents the process of damage to the fruit.

Mango processing and preservation for export

While exporting the mangoes it is necessary to increase the shelf life of the fruit. Many techniques are available to extend the ripening process. The most used process is freezing the fruit in a particular and proper temperature after packing them. This preserves the hardness of the fruit without harming the original colour, taste and aroma of the fruit. This method is generally used to preserve the fruit for a long period while exporting.

Common Preservatives used

If the exporter need not preserve a whole fruit then many other processes are adopted to store the fruit like cutting, slicing, pulping or peeling mangoes. These processed fruits are preserved in sealed drums or containers. To extend the shelf life of the fruits, preservatives like Sulphur water or sulphur oxide gas are mixed with them. This process can harm the original colour of the fruit but the taste remains the same. With the help of this process mangoes can be stored for many months.

Decide the mode of transportation

The cheaper option to export mangoes is to transport them by sea way. But this process takes a longer period, so to export your mangoes in its original freshness and purity it is advisable to use air transportation. Air transportation is the fastest way of exporting mangoes. Generally in the months from May to September mangoes are transported to foreign countries.

Shipping your product

While shipping your products it is necessary to use the services of the Freight Forwarder. This service provides the various services regarding shipping the products. Through this service you can get shipping rates, the route information and the information about cargo space. This service also offers the documents preparation, shipping insurance documentation, custom charges and even the availability of storage. This service is very useful while exporting mangoes to the foreign countries.


Author: K Mohan15 Jun 2014 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 4

I appreciate the author for penning down this wonderful article which is very timely too. You know that AP is good cultivator of mangoes of best varieties fit for exports. But the middlemen are playing the spoilsport in between. The minimum support price promised to the mango crop are not forthcoming. More over mangoes are vulnerable to rains. During the peak season even a drizzle can cause damage to the crop. And mangoes cannot be stored in the cold storage. So all these demerits make the farmers to get rid of the crop at the throw away prices quoted by the middlemen.

Guest Author: Gunasekhar24 Sep 2015

Very good useful information on starting a mango export business. I would like thank and appreciate the author. I would like to get the details about Export agencies or Authorities and procedure to export the mangoes.

Guest Author: Vinod Erramsetty26 May 2023

Appreciate the efforts. Very well explained about the process to follow.

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