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.