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Dried sour cherries: 95% decline in exports

January 11, 2023 at 3:13 PM , Der AUDITOR
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IZMIR. While Turkey's dried sour cherry exports have declined sharply this season, local prices have nearly doubled.

Sharp rise in prices

Last year's spring frosts was bad news for Turkey's sour cherry production. The market estimates that fresh cherry production only ranged at 120,000-130,000 mt in 2022, which is 30-40% down on the 183,000 mt officially produced in 2021. Turkey still has to issue official estimates for the current season. Since producers require 8 kg of fresh cherries to turn out 1 kg of dried cherries, dried cherry production may be estimated at 15,000-16,000 mt in 2022/2023.

Although sour cherries are versatile and highly popular with food manufacturers

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