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Dried apricots: first new crop arrivals

July 2, 2024 at 2:08 PM , Der AUDITOR
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MALATYA. Harvesting is underway and the first dried apricots from the new crop are already being sold. Last year’s devastating earthquakes are still having an impact on output. Targets for the new export season are perhaps a bit too ambitious.

Earthquakes have sustained impact

Last year’s devastating earthquakes not only had a terrible impact on human life but also on Malatya’s apricot industry, twith lasting consequences for this year. Malatya is the world’s leading production hotspot for apricots. According to data provided by TÜİK, Turkey’s statistical institute, national apricot production reached 750,000 mt in 2023, of which 328,767 mt or 44% were grown in Malatya. Output would have undoubtedly ranged higher if the earthquakes would not have struck with such brute force

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