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Dried apricots: high prices bring trade to a standstill

October 4, 2023 at 11:46 AM , Der AUDITOR
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MALATYA. Turkish apricot growers are still not lowering their commodity prices and buyers are only stocking up on the bare essentials. Market players expect possible record prices at the beginning of the year.

Possible record high in sight

According to Turkish market players, the apricot market remains very quiet and growers are still unwilling to lower their raw material prices. Factors such as sharply increased fuel costs would otherwise lead to losses, which they do not want to accept. Their desired prices are TRY 200-250/kg, a very high level; if the situation continues, new record prices could be reached at the beginning of the year, according to Turkish traders. Currently, both commodity and export prices are unchanged from last week and exporters are finding it har

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