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Dried apricots: exports are up and running again

April 7, 2020 10:18 AM, Der AUDITOR
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MALATYA. Market players remain optimistic that there will be an upswing in dried apricot production in 2020. Exports have, in addition, revived.

Production to range at 200,000 metric tonnes

Contrary to expectations, demand is on the rise for dried apricot shipments from Turkey. There is a notable rise in spot market sales. Companies that were closed due to the lack of activities are now starting to open again. The export prices have, nevertheless, remained firm. The weather conditions are still ideal with no sign of frost. This has lead market players to reckon that dried apricot production may range as high as 150,000-200,000 metric tonnes.

Dried apricots, Turkey

Size

USD/mt

EUR/mt

No 2

2,850

2,632

No 4

2,650

2,448

No 6

2,450

2,263

No 8

2,150

1,986

FOB Mersin, 2,000 ppm

Decline in demand for industrial apricots

Turkey's dried fruit market is highly satisfied with sales in Q1. Reports state that shipments to the US, Algeria and Brazil and Australia have risen notably. Exports are expected to peak in April. Turkey has shipped 77,134 metric tonnes overseas since the start of the season, which is a rise of 1% over last year. At just below 1,900 metric tonnes, the weekly export volume, however, ranges nominally lower than last year. Demand for industrial apricots is notably lower than a year ago.

Dried apricot exports in mt

Type

2019/20

2018/19

Whole

66,236

63,074

Industrial

5,914

8,091

Diced

4,984

5,119

Total

77,134

76,283

 

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