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Dried apricots: growers refuse to lower prices

September 26, 2023 at 10:07 AM , Der AUDITOR
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MALATYA. Even though the new season has started anything but promising for Turkish growers and exporters and there is hardly any demand, farmers refuse to lower their prices. Ongoing liquidity problems continue to be a major issue.

Exports continue to fall

Turkish market players report that the apricot market is currently extremely quiet, which is commodity and export prices show no change. Farmers still refuse to lower their prices, even though export demand in particular is very weak. This situation has been going on for several weeks now, with only 5,000 mt of dried apricots exported so far in September, a poor result for what should have been a strong export month. Traders say that after the severe earthquakes in Malatya, buyers had turned more to exporters in Izmir to keep their business

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