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Dried apricots: surprisingly high prices

August 11, 2020 2:53 PM, Der AUDITOR
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MALATYA. Although the apricot harvest is drawing to a close in Turkey and the new season has started, farmgate prices continue to rise. Dried apricot exports are, however, down on last year.

Harvest nearly completed

Harvesting is nearly finished in Turkey. Farmgate prices have, howver, continued to rise as carry-over supplies are limited and overseas demand is, reportedly high. The TMO has so far failed to issue a base price and market players are expecting an announcement any time soon as to when the state-own organisation intend to start buying. Dried apricots no 3 were trading in a range of TRY 19.00-22.00/kg at the Commodity Exchange in Malatya on Monday. Export prices have also risen by around USD 50/mt FOB Mersin.  Traders reckon that prices

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