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Dried apricots: new season starts with a bang

August 2, 2022 10:24 AM, Der AUDITOR
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MALATYA. While the new export season for dried apricots started in time in Turkey, it also had a rather unpleasant surprise in store. Exporters need to stock up.

Farmgate prices surge

While the export season officially started on 1 August, suppliers were shocked to find that farmgate prices have surged in recent days. The prices for jumbo apricots may still have, for instance, ranged at TRY 90/kg only a few days ago but have now climbed to TRY 130/kg. This hit most buyers unprepared. The prices for smaller sizes such as no 8 dried apricots have also risen sharply to around TRY 80/kg. Prices should start to decline as soon as arrivals pick up.

The export market has shown itself rather unimpressed by the recent hikes i

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