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Dried apricots: new December record

January 11, 2023 at 9:49 AM , Der AUDITOR
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MALATYA. Turkey's dried apricot exports reached a record in December 2022. The lack of rain is, however, worrying producers.

Price adjustments

Lower supplies and rising production costs have prompted the local prices for dried apricots to rise by TRY 5-10/kg in Turkey. This has impacted export prices. Farmers are also unable to deliver supplies at present as it is too cold, which additionally supports prices. No 2 dried apricots are trading at USD 6,400/mt FOB Mersin and no 4 dried apricots at USD 6,100/mt FOB Mersin. The prices for organic dried apricots and no 3 and 4 are, however, firm. Trouble, in addition, is that there is a lack of rain, which may adversely impact yields.

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