Bani Mango Processing



Bani has long been famous for their mangoes. Now a new processing plant there has helped DR more than double their exports

Today’s DR1 news:

Mango exports up
Agriculture Minister Osmar Benitez announced that Dominican mango exports have increased by 138.8% in the first three months of the year due to a new processing plant and efforts made to find new markets abroad for the produce.

In 2018, during the first quarter, the country exported 1,412 tons of mango. But from January to March this year exports have been 3,272 tons, or more than double those of last year for the same period.

In addition, Benitez said that the installation of a hydro-thermic processing plant in Baní means that mango exports can now be graded by size, which is a boost to exports.

Benítez expects exports this year to the United States will reach four million cases of mangos, or 400 freight containers.

He said the new mango processing plant and packaging installation means the Dominican Republic can now look to opening new fresh mango markets in Russia, China and Japan.

He was speaking when announcing the Mango 2019 Expo Fair will be held in Bani from 19 to 23 June.

During the activity, Rafael Leger, president of the Mango Cluster, announced that the most important thing about the new processing plant is that it opens big doors to the US market. He said the Dominican Republic would be guest country at the upcoming International Mango Fair in Coral Gables, Miami, Florida on 13-14 July 2019.