Mango sales plummet in Bengaluru amid soaring prices

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Published May 3, 2024 at 3:14pm

    Mango prices surge to unprecedented levels

    Mangoes are now costing around ₹200 per kg

    Price hike owing to only 30% of usual yield this season

Mangoes, the “king of fruits” are facing a royal setback in Bengaluru’s markets this year as mango prices surge to unprecedented levels. Compared to last year’s around ₹90 per kg, mangoes are now costing around ₹200 per kg, leaving consumers disheartened.

The diminished production in Karnataka is the primary reason behind the price hike, with only 30% of the usual yield this season. Consequently, mango sellers are heavily reliant on imports from neighboring states like Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu to meet demand.

Also read: Bengaluru: Drought in state is bane to agri sector, but has a silver lining for mango cultivation

According to vendors, prices are significantly higher this year due to the prevailing heat. Mangoes that come from Andhra Pradesh are fetching prices ranging from ₹140 to ₹200 per kg based on variety and size.

Similar sentiments echo across other markets like Madiwala and KR Market where prices hover around ₹150-160 per kg, driving consumer demand downward.

Traders report a notable decline in mango sales as demand for mangoes this season has plummeted to 40-50% of the usual.

Despite the steep prices, certain varieties like Banganapalle, priced between ₹120-140 per kg, remain popular. However, for many mango lovers the exorbitant prices this season have dampened their spirits, reminiscing about last year’s more affordable mangoes priced at around ₹80 per kg.

Mango sales plummet in Bengaluru amid soaring prices

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    Mango prices surge to unprecedented levels

    Mangoes are now costing around ₹200 per kg

    Price hike owing to only 30% of usual yield this season

Mangoes, the “king of fruits” are facing a royal setback in Bengaluru’s markets this year as mango prices surge to unprecedented levels. Compared to last year’s around ₹90 per kg, mangoes are now costing around ₹200 per kg, leaving consumers disheartened.

The diminished production in Karnataka is the primary reason behind the price hike, with only 30% of the usual yield this season. Consequently, mango sellers are heavily reliant on imports from neighboring states like Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, and Tamil Nadu to meet demand.

Also read: Bengaluru: Drought in state is bane to agri sector, but has a silver lining for mango cultivation

According to vendors, prices are significantly higher this year due to the prevailing heat. Mangoes that come from Andhra Pradesh are fetching prices ranging from ₹140 to ₹200 per kg based on variety and size.

Similar sentiments echo across other markets like Madiwala and KR Market where prices hover around ₹150-160 per kg, driving consumer demand downward.

Traders report a notable decline in mango sales as demand for mangoes this season has plummeted to 40-50% of the usual.

Despite the steep prices, certain varieties like Banganapalle, priced between ₹120-140 per kg, remain popular. However, for many mango lovers the exorbitant prices this season have dampened their spirits, reminiscing about last year’s more affordable mangoes priced at around ₹80 per kg.

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