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Dried apricots: earthquake aftermath causes prices to rise

May 2, 2023 at 4:55 PM , Der AUDITOR
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MALATYA. Whereas market players had reckoned that prices for Turkish dried apricots might even fall in some cases after Ramadan, the exact opposite has occurred. Moreover, pests continue to pose a threat to the trees.

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Contrary to expectations, farmgate prices for Turkish dried apricots were massively increased last week. Due to exchange rate fluctuations, export prices were not unaffected and increased noticeably. The prices for dried apricots, the jumbo variety rose to TRY 130-140/kg, which came as a surprise for the traders - after Ramadan, price decreases had been expected. The reason for this development is the expected increase in the cost of living in the earthquake areas. People are starting to return, but families with children prefer to let t

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