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Dried apricots: snow causes disruptions

January 25, 2022 at 10:31 AM, Der AUDITOR
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MALATYA. Continuous snowfall is disrupting daily life in Malatya, Turkey's production hub for dried apricots. Traders have adapted their prices and container shortages are delaying loadings at the ports.

Good for nature, bad for the industry

Winter has arrived in Turkey and the snow that comes along with it is good for the apricot trees. Unfortunately, this snow has, however, brought public life in Malatya to a complete standstill. As adverse weather conditions are preventing people from being able to go to work many processing facilities are understaffed. Most village roads are closed, while snowing is expected to continue until the end of the week. Prices have already declined by around USD 50/mt and subued demand should prompt suppliers to cut prices further in t

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