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Brazil’s mango boom another unexpected effect of Covid-19

When the pandemic struck in the U.S. and Europe, Brazil's mango exports suddenly went through the roof amid increased demand

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With its floral aroma and juicy, sweet flesh, the mango is considered by many to be the tropical fruit par excellence. Highly sought after around the world, supermarket chains buy the succulent fruit from three different continents: at the beginning of the year, they largely come from Peru, before imports switch to West Africa, Israel, and Egypt. And, at the end of the year, the world’s best mangoes are found in Brazil.

Brazil is the world’s seventh-largest mango producer, and the country has never exported as many of the tropical fruits as it did in 2020, during the Covid-19...

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