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Dried figs: lack of rainfall carries risk of lower yields

May 18, 2021 at 11:36 AM, Der AUDITOR
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AYDIN/TEHRAN. In both Turkey and Iran, low rainfall rates pose a risk to the coming fig crop. Exporters also complain about the difficulties caused by the ongoing container shortage.

Lower yields are possible

Weather conditions in the growing regions of Aydin continue to be good for the development of this year's fig crop, but the lack of rainfall could have a negative impact on yields. Due to the celebrations at the end of Ramadan, export activities in the dried fig market were reduced last week, but at the same time traders complain about the difficult circumstances due to the lack of containers. A 20' FCL from Turkey to the major European ports currently costs around EUR 2,500, while prices for transport via truck are around EUR 5,500-7,

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