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Dried apricots: coronavirus prompts standstill in exports

February 25, 2020 8:39 AM, Der AUDITOR
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MALATYA. Dried apricot exports to China received a boost in 2019. Now the coronavirus has, however, confronted to exporters in Turkey with a completely different situation.

At 3,200 metric tonnes, Turkey shipped five times as many dried apricots to China in 2019 as in 2018. The spread of the coronavirus has now, however, prompted a complete standstill in exports to China, which is an enormous setback for the exporters in Turkey. Market players, in addition, fear that the Sial in Shanghai, which is to take place in May, may have to be cancelled. At 64,850 metric tonnes, the total overseas shipments for this season range nominally higher than last year. 

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