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Dried apricots: growers hungry for profits

September 12, 2023 at 11:44 AM , Der AUDITOR
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MALATYA. Dried fruit producers are holding back in Turkey. Intention is to drive up prices. Demand is, however, failing to provide support.

Demand still to pick up

Arrivals have slowed a bit in Manisa this week. Trouble is that growers are holding back supplies to prompt further price rises. Demand is, however, just as slow to pick up. Yet, this should change very soon. Although this year's production has a large share of fruits with minor defects, farmers need to sell at a profit meaning that prices will have to rise. Farmgate prices for dried apricots with optical defects range at TRY 100/kg and for apricots without defects at TRY 140/kg. The export prices for sulphured no 2 dried apricots are firm at

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