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Dried apricots: market bustling with activities

May 12, 2020 2:06 PM, Der AUDITOR
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MALATYA. The market has been bustling with activity over the last few weeks and sales are up. Small dried apricot sizes are trading higher in the export market.

Exporters stock up

The exporters are busy buying. With the new season still nearly three months away, supplies are slowly running low. The remaining stocks are, however, frequently not export quality and prices are on the rise, especially for smaller sizes. In addition, the Turkish lira has nominally declined.

Dried apricots, Turkey

Size

USD/mt

EUR/mt

No 2

3,150

2,915

No 4

2,850

2,635

No 6

2,650

2,450

No 8

2,350

2,175

FOB Mersin, 2,000 ppm

New production estimates

The cold weather and heavy rains have led many market players to reckon that the quality and the volume of the new crop will fall short of expectations. Prodcution estimates vary widely, ranging from 70,000 metric tonnes to 120,000 metric tonnes.

Although the high prices are putting off buyers, demand is gradually rising. In April, Turkey shipped 7,130 metric tonnes of dried apricots and apricot products overseas, which is a good result when the quarantine measures are considered. Last week's exports ranged at 1,463 metric tonnes and 84,284 metric tonnes have been shipped overseas since the beginning of the season, which is down on last year. A new four-day curfew will start on 16 May. By contrast, travel and exit regulations have been relaxed in nine provinces in Turkey, as the measures taken have prompted a decline in infections here.

Dried apricot exports in mt

Type

2019/20

2018/19

Whole

71,963

70,629

Industrial

6,681

9,173

Diced

5,640

5,773

Total

84,284

85,575

Since the start of the season

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