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