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Apricots: Strong demand from Eastern Europe

March 1, 2017 at 9:19 AM , Der AUDITOR
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MALATYA. The Eastern European market is growing increasingly hungry for dried apricots. But it is too soon for suppliers in Turkey to switch to party mode.

 The prices have so far remained stable. Enquiries are mainly coming from Russia. Since these buyers are, however, not only interested in high quality apricots price jumps are unlikely for these products for now.

Dried apricots, Turkey

size

USD/mt

EUR/mt

no 2

3,050

2,882

no 4

3,000

2,835

no 6

2,900

2,740

diced, 5x8 mm

2,000

1,890

FOB Mersin

 

Prices can be negotiated

The strengthening of the Turkish Lira has nevertheless caused nominal increases. Suppliers are prepared to negotiate their offers by up to 50 USD/mt. Turkey has so far exported more than 55,200 mt of dried apricots, more than 4,000 mt more than at the same time last year. Supply currently meets demand.

Dried apricot exports in mt

type

2016/17

2015/16

whole

47,219

42,766

industrial

4,186

4,158

diced

3,877

4,191

total

55,281

51,114

Since the beginning of the season

 

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