Dried Fruit

Dried figs: new crop estimates

July 21, 2020 10:42 AM, Der AUDITOR
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AYDIN. Market players reckon that pollination was successfully completed in the second round. This leads...

... to positive production prospects; under good conditions, a similarly good result as last year is possible. In 2019, Turkey produced almost 90,000 metric tonnes of dried figs. Some euphoric voices even consider a possible result of up to 100,000 metric tonnes for 2020. During the INC webinar in June, the estimates reached only 75,000 metric tonnes.

The weather in the coming weeks will have a decisive influence on the development of the crop. In the past, there have also been quality problems during the drying phase, such as a high aflatoxin load due to continuous rainfall.

Dried figs, Turkey

Type

USD/mt

EUR/mt

Lerida, no 1

5,100

4,459

Lerida, no 2

4,700

4,109

Lerida, no 3

4,400

3,847

Lerida, no 4

4,100

3,585

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Stable export prices

The export prices remain firmat the level of the previous weeks, price variance is only caused by strongly differing offers from different traders. Since the start of the season, 63,190 metric tonnes of dried figs and dried fig products have been shipped overseas, almost 9,000 metric tonnes more than last year at this time. The weekly export figures are 496 metric tonnes, which is less than the 571 metric tonnes in the same period last year.

Dried fig exports in mt

Type

2019/20

2018/19

Whole

46,978

40,340

Diced

4,473

4,158

Paste

10,648

8,269

Industrial

703

1,068

Roasted

25

38

Others

363

390

Total

63,190

54,262

since the beginning of the season

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