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Dried apricots: earthquakes nearly bring market to a standstill

January 28, 2020 7:39 AM, Der AUDITOR
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MALATYA. Heavy earthquakes struck in the provinces of Elazığ and Malatya on Friday and nearly caused the market to come to a complete standstill. Deaths have been reported and many have been injured. The earthquakes measured 6.8 on the Richter scale.

Country is in shock and prices remain stable

Pütürge und Doğanyol, two of the main apricot producing regions in Malatya, have also been severly hit. As the country and the region are still in shock and the people are busy finding shelter for the aftershocks, the intierest in apricots is limited. Market players, however, report that the winter returned in Malaya last week with temperatures dropping to -10°C at night reaching 5°C at most throughout the day. These are ideal conditions for the trees. Contrary to this, the warm temperatures of the rece

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