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Dried figs: producers panic over prices

October 18, 2022 at 4:22 PM , Der AUDITOR
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AYDIN. Although the recent slump in farmgate prices has left producers very worried, the situation is expected to change soon. Turkey is not quite on track to meeting its ambitious export targets for dried figs this season.

Exports not quite as good as last year

According to Aegean Exporters' Association Turkey shipped a total of 70,647 mt of dried figs worth USD 258 million overseas in 2021/2022. Turkey thereby accounts for 60% of global exports with destinations in 120 countries. Europe bought 51% of the volumes shipped from Turkey. For 2022/2023 Turkey has set the ambitious target to export 75,00 mt of dried figs worth USD 300 million.

Exports are, however, presently lagging behind this season, which officially started on 7 October. Turkey shipped 4,580 mt of dried figs and

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