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Dried apricots: growers dread flowering

December 20, 2022 at 10:23 AM, Der AUDITOR
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MALATYA. Uncertainty is giving dried apricot traders in Turkey headaches, especially since it is impossible to determine demand in the next few months. Small businesses are already having trouble attracting international customers.

Export prices stable for now

As is the case with all dried fruits it is to be expected that rising production costs will also drive up the prices for dried apricots in 2023. Market prices presently range at TRY 100-120/kg for jumbo dried apricots, at TRY 100-105/kg for no 1 dried aprictos and at TRY 90-95/kg for no 2 dried apricots. Export prices have remained firm at last week's level for now with no 2 dried apricots trading at USD 6,450/mt FOB Mersin.

Growers are, however, waiting for the trees to start flowering with dread. Trouble is not some much becaus

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