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Dried apricots: commodity sales cause losses

February 22, 2022 2:53 PM, Der AUDITOR
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MALATYA. The upcoming flowering phase is causing many stockists to part with their remaining raw materials. However, since they had bought them at significantly higher prices, many of them are now suffering losses.

Hardly any demand from overseas

The apricot trees in Malatya are showing the first buds and market players expect the flowering phase to start within the next two weeks. This is causing increased hustle and bustle among traders and exporters who want to sell their stocks as quickly as possible. Problem is that farmgate prices are at TRY 75-80/kg, so those who had stocked up at higher prices are making loss-making business. Demand from overseas is also still rather weak. This is also reflected in exports: last week Turkey shipped 1,635 mt of dried

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