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Dried apricots: exporters struggle for loans

August 22, 2023 at 11:35 AM , Der AUDITOR
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MALATYA. Turkish dried apricot exporters report that they are currently finding it difficult to get loans and are therefore unable to stock up on the desired quantities of dried apricots from the new crop. They are also concerned about the high cost of fuel.

Slight price decreases

The extremely hot temperatures that had afflicted Malatya over the past two weeks are now receding slightly. The harvest is almost finished and the drying and coring of the apricots is also going very satisfactorily. Prices for new apricots are slightly down compared to last week, with jumbo varieties currently trading at TRY 150-155/kg and industrial quality at TRY 35-40/kg. Industrial grade apricots are in abundance this season as rain and hail damage has affected the appearance of the apricots. Export prices have also eased slightly and are

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