Dried Fruit

Dried figs: export target of USD 250 million

December 19, 2023 at 4:13 PM , Der AUDITOR
Play report as audio

AYDIN. The chairman of the Aegean Dried Fruit and Products Exporters Association is confident that Turkey will export dried figs worth USD 250 million by the end of December. High prices are boosting sales despite lower shipments.

New year, new prices?

Due to the upcoming Christmas holidays, there are virtually no requests for prompt shipments in the Turkish dried fig market. Commodity prices on the stock exchange are between TRY 170-200/kg, depending on quality, which is far from the reality of what exporters are willing to pay as they cannot be sure to find sufficient buyers. Nevertheless, market players are not ruling out further price increases, as there is hardly any product left on the market and none available from growers. Prices are expected to be adjusted after the turn of the year

View related articles

Go to the News Overview
Dried Fruit
Jun 25, 2024
MALATYA. Harvesters from neighbouring provinces have arrived in Malatya to help local farmers with the apricot harvest. This should begin in full force in the next few days; the conditions for are ideal.
Dried Fruit
Jun 25, 2024
AYDIN. The pollination period is going well in the fig regions and market players are confident that production could exceed that of last year.
Dried Fruit
Jun 25, 2024
MANISA. Trading is slow to pick up for sultanas in Turkey. Attention is centred on the new crop.
Dried Fruit
Jun 20, 2024
MALATYA. Following the studies to determine yields in Malatya's apricot orchards, the first official estimates for dried apricot production in 2024/25 have now been published. Trade is at a standstill in Turkey due to the Feast of Sacrifice.