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Dried figs: export pace continues

April 14, 2020 9:06 AM, Der AUDITOR
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AYDIN. Turkey's dried fig exports can maintain their high pace. Demand has increased due to Ramadan.

Renewed curfew at the weekend

As the number of corona infected people is increasing daily, like everywhere else in the world, the government is constantly taking new measures to contain the virus. After the two-day curfew last weekend, it was announced that this measure will be repeated next weekend.

However, exports of dried figs and dried fig products are continuing at a fast pace. Demand on the domestic market and from Arab countries, which are stocking up for the upcoming Ramadan, will continue to be met. Market players, however, reckon that demand could decline after the beginning of Ramadan.

Dried fig exports in mt

Type

2019/20

2018/19

Whole

40,672

34,299

Diced

3,406

2,926

Paste

7,401

5,612

Industrial

507

838

Roasted

25

38

Others

346

345

Total

52,357

44,058

Since the beginning of the season

Increased exports

Due to the currency fluctuations of the Turkish Lira, export prices were adjusted this week and are around EUR 20 per metric tonne below last week's level. Last week a total of 1,534 metric tonnes of dried figs and dried fig products were exported from Turkey, compared to 1,142 metric tonnes in the same period of last year. Since the beginning of the season, total exports so far have reached 52,357 metric tonnes, which is an increase of 18% over last year. Market players currently report no export problems.

Dried figs, Turkey

Type

USD/mt

EUR/mt

Lerida, no 1

4,800

5,060

Lerida, no 2

4,400

4,690

Lerida, no 3

4,000

3,860

Lerida, no 4

3,800

3,585

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