The Philippines` dried mango exports increased by 73.86 percent, amounting to $7.252 million in the first seven months of 2007 as the country gained new markets in 12 countries, figures of the Department of Agriculture show.
The latest markets are Thailand, Germany, Ireland, French Polynesia, Oman, Greece, Cyprus, Cayman Islands, Saudi Arabia, Palau, Nigeria and Kiribati .
Also, dried pineapple exports increased by 262.05 percent from last year`s $80.994 million to $293.242 million this year, the DA figures indicate. New markets for the product include The Netherlands, Taiwan , Oman , China , Canada , Switzerland , Guam, and Okinawa.
Meanwhile, fresh pineapples rank as the seventh largest export of the Philippines for the January to August period, with total sales of $40.549 million, or a 6.21 percent increase from last year`s $ 38.178 million.
Meat exports, which include pork, poultry, and beef products, whether canned, preserved, or processed, rose to $5.326 million, or an increase of 202.49 percent compared to last year`s sales, the DA sales report show.
Dairy exports grew by 44.5 percent to $86.722 million. The top five markets for Philippine dairy products are Indonesia (49.84 percent), Malaysia (21.75 percent), Papua New Guinea (15.34 percent), Saudi Arabia (4.62 percent), and Singapore (2.81 percent)
Philippine dairy products have also gained markets in Bermuda, Brazil, Iceland, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Maldives, Nigeria, Solomon Islands (British), South Africa, Syria, and United Kingdom, the DA added.