The Thailand Ministry of Commerce revealed that the FTA is pushing for Thai Mangosteen exports. In the first half of 2019 Thai Mangosteen exports reached an amazing number of 300 Million USD.
Oramon Saptaweetham from the Ministry of Commerce reported that Thai mangosteen is an extremely popular import for countries around the world. This includes China, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei, Philippines, Vietnam, Myanmar, India, Chile, Peru, and Hongkong.
This is thanks to an exemption of import duty specifically for Thai Mangosteen. As a result, Thailand has become the number 1 exporter of Mangosteen in the world. In 2018, Thailand exported 226 Million USD of Mangosteen into the world. In this year of 2019, from the first 6 months, we have already exported 325 Million USD of Mangosteen.
This shows an impressive increase of 220% compared to last year’s Mangosteen export. The main importers of Thai Mangosteen are China and countries in ASEAN counting as 97% of all exports. FTA is the main part for the growth, not only to Thai Mangosteen exports but also contributing in securing a market for other Thai fruit exports.
Thai farmers have to be aware of the trust that we have received, to keep the trust by growing quality standard with consistent quality control and to develop along with the trends of the world. Currently, the popularity of organic and Non-GMO products are popular thanks to a better level of health awareness by consumers. Thai fruits have always been a popular aspect of the nation, along with other famous fruits such as Durian, Mango, Papaya, Pineapple, Dragon Fruit, and more.
By supporting Thai fruits we are also supporting Thai farmers to a better life and a better market price. In the past, there have been instances when there was more supply in fruit than the demand, causing a great fall in price and even tons of fruit thrown away.
FB Caption: Thai Mangosteen is extremely popular around the world.
Source: INN News, Sanook