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Dried figs: production to range up to 35% lower

October 17, 2023 at 1:57 PM , Der AUDITOR
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AYDIN. Adverse weather conditions have severely impacted drying in Turkey this year. Production is far worse than expected and raw material prices are surging for dried figs.

Extensive losses expected

New revised estimates are weighing heavily on market sentiments in Turkey. Not only did adverse weather conditions prompt harvest delays but regular showers and diseases also caused other problems. While initial production estimates ranged at 75,000 mt, losses are now said to amount to 30-35% meaning that production rather stands at around 50,000 mt.

This has prompted raw material prices to surge as high as TRY 150/160/kg this week. They may very well climb to TRY 200/kg and organic dried figs are already trading at TRY 220/kg. Whil

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