The industry believes it’s due to the GFC. Many consumers consider mangoes to be a discretionary purchase. Not essential. Yet not a luxury. A snack food, which must beat the lure of chocolate bars, chips and other junky snacks.
Too much supply has an immediate effect on the market and the price paid to growers drops.
Apparently if you buy mangoes for anything under $2 a piece then the grower has been working for nothing.
Keep that in mind next time you’re looking for a delicious, healthy snack.
If the price is over $2, don’t haggle, don’t keep walking. Stop and fill your basket, support an Aussie farmer and enjoy a lovely, juicy mango while you’re at it.