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Dried apricots: producers demand fixed prices

October 4, 2022 at 11:46 AM, Der AUDITOR
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MALATYA. Although the season for dried apricots already started in Turkey two months ago, no one is sastisfied with the prices.

Growers left to struggle

Exasperation persists in the market as exporters are confronted with high farmgate prices, whereas growers are struggling to sell at low prices, which range below production costs. The gap between the prices growers would have to earn to cover production costs and the prices the market is prepared to pay partly ranges as wide as TRY 30/kg for the same quality. Although inflation officially exceeds 80%, production costs have sruged by 350%. Growers are, therefore, demanding fixed prices, which have been issued in recent years. The TMO ha

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