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Seasonal Swings in Sri Lanka’s Mango Market: A Balancing Act with Economic Insights

Sri Lanka’s mango industry, deeply woven into the cultural fabric and dietary needs of Sri Lanka, is thriving with a 12.2% production boost and a 5% yield improvement over the past two decades. Yet, the industry is characterised by drastic seasonal price swings. Prices are currently low, and another significant drop is expected between September and January, mirroring last year’s 70% plunge in Karthakolomban mango prices. Regional production concentration has led to price disparities nationwide, highlighting the need for better demand and supply management. This blog suggests a dynamic, multi-pronged strategy to tackle seasonality over the price disparity.