Dried Fruit

Dried figs: crop estimate studies completed

August 24, 2021 3:06 PM, Der AUDITOR
Play report as audio

AYDIN. In the past weeks, experts had closely examined the fig plantations in Turkey in order to be able to estimate the crop volume as well as the quality of the fruits. These studies have now been completed.

Official data to follow next week

Turkish market players report that the surveys of fig orchards as part of the crop estimates have now been completed. Rumour has it that the production volume will be between 70,000 and 80,000 mt, but the Ministry of Agriculture is expected to announce the exact figures next week. No abnormalities have been reported regarding the quality of the new crop, but it is still too early to make any binding statements, as the harvesting process has only just begun.

Farmgate prices have tripled

View related articles

Go to the News Overview
Dried Fruit
Sep 15, 2021
AYDIN. Although the export season for dried figs will officially be launched in Turkey on 6 October, suppliers are having a hard time obtaining good prices. Negotiations are difficult. Exports still range above average at present.
Dried Fruit
Sep 14, 2021
MALATYA. Things are still far from normal in Turkey's dried apricot market. The hike in export demand in recent weeks is having an impact on prices and suppliers are adjusting their offers accordingly. For some the market simply resembles a madhouse.
Dried Fruit
Sep 14, 2021
MANISA. Harvesting has nearly been completed in Turkey. Rain has, fortunately, not caused extensive damage. Although the TMO is purchasing type 9 sultana for TRY 13.00/kg, which is TRY 0.50/kg higher than last year, farmers are highly disappointed. They had expected prices ranging at TRY 16.00/kg for type 9 sultanas. The exporters are also not too happy with the state-run organisation.
Dried Fruit
Sep 13, 2021
TEHRAN. Date production is estimated at 230,000 mt in Khuzestan Province this year. Exports of high-quality dates are expected to climb by 5,000 mt on last year to 85,000 mt. Khuzestan is, in fact, Iran’s most important province when it comes to exports. Drought is, however, a challenge.