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Dried apricots: speculations on the new crop

April 28, 2020 8:55 AM, Der AUDITOR
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MALATYA. Nominal frost damages and persistently cold temperatures in some regions notwithstanding, fresh apricot production is expected to be good. There are, however, also...

... other far less optimistic voices stating that production will decline. The weather is not ideal for the development of the fruit and diseases may reduce yields. Market players are currently no longer prepared to issue definite production estimates. Although there is no longer any danger of frost, hailstorms may cause some optical damages.

Companies take a break

The start of Ramadan, which was marked by a holiday, and the four-day curfew over the weekend prompted many companies to close on a temporary basis last week. Exporters also refrained from buying dried apricots. As the end of the season is approaching, it is becoming more difficult to find good quality dried apricots on the free market. Due to exchange rate fluctuations the export prices have, however, remained firm.

Dried apricots, Turkey

Size

USD/mt

EUR/mt

No 2

2,700

2,494

No 4

2,550

2,356

No 6

2,250

2,079

No, 8

2,000

1,848

FOB Mersin, 2,000 ppm

Exports fall short of last year

Dried apricot exports declined sharply last week as only 1,033 metric tonnes of whole dried apricots were shipped overseas, which is more than 500 metric tonnes less than this time last year. Turkey has shipped 81,630 metric tonnes of dried apricots and dried apricot products overseas since the start of the season, a decline of 500 metric tonnes on last year.

Dried apricot exports in mt

Type

2019/20

2018/19

Whole

69,829

67,805

Industrial

6,420

8,759

Diced

5,381

5,575

Total

81,630

82,139

Since the start of the season

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