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Dried figs: commodity prices rise significantly

September 26, 2023 at 3:47 PM , Der AUDITOR
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AYDIN. Commodity prices on the Turkish dried fig market have increased noticeably, but have probably not reached their final high yet. Announced rains are a cause of concern for farmers.

Harvest not yet finished

The fig harvest in the Turkish growing areas is not yet finished; about 15-20% of the mountain figs still have to be harvested. Temperatures rose to as high as 38°C last weekend, which was good for the farmers, but rain is forecast for the second half of the week. The quality of the figs still to be dried is likely to be noticeably affected by this, and some market players are even of the opinion that they might no longer be suitable for export due to the excessive moisture content. A race against time has thus developed for the growers.

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