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Dried figs: new season and floods

August 23, 2022 at 4:16 PM, Der AUDITOR
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AYDIN/ESTAHBAN. Subdued demand is weighing on the prices for the new crop in Turkey. Producers are far from happy with this. Floods have hit production in Iran.

Farmgate prices too low

Forecasted rain may impact drying in Aydin, Turkey's production hub for dried figs, in the next few days. Harvesting is in full swing and fresh figs have already arrived in the market. As traders and exporters are, however, showing little interest in buying farmgate prices have now declined from TRY 70/kg to TRY 60-65/kg. Producers would, however, like to see much higher prices of around TRY 150/kg. Assessments have been completed and officials will soon issue the production estimates for dried figs. Unofficial estimates range at 90,000 mt.&n

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