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Dried apricots: prices reach unexpected heights

May 4, 2022 at 9:14 AM, Der AUDITOR
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MALATYA. Due to the massive frost damage in the Turkish growing areas, the outlook for the new crop has deteriorated significantly; this is of course also reflected in the export prices. Market players now fear that prices for the new crop are likely to be noticeably higher once again.

Price increases of more than USD 1,000/mt

In the growing regions of Turkey, the experts of the agricultural insurance company TARSIM are still assessing and evaluating the frost damage of the past month. The outlook here is anything but rosy: many apricot farmers report a considerable amount of damage, so that the crop is likely to be significantly smaller than last year. The 2021 crop is estimated at around 85,000 mt, and there are no official figures yet for the new crop, although initial unconfirmed forecasts are as low as 50,000 mt. The prospect of suc

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