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Dried apricots: good exports despite high prices

September 27, 2022 at 2:38 PM, Der AUDITOR
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MALATYA. Although exports for the new season are far below last year's levels, exporters are expressing satisfaction. Growers, meanwhile, are far from happy with the farmgate prices, which do not come close to covering production costs.

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Turkish market players report that demand for the new crop is still extremely weak, and farmers are anything but happy with the current commodity prices. While conventional goods trade for around TRY 70/kg, the cost of production is around TRY 200/kg, so growers are incurring high losses. In Malatya, there is currently talk of the farmers setting up their own cooperative in order to be able to determine prices themselves. Exporters, however, are reluctant to buy because they believe that prices will fall soon; there is currently a certain stalem

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