September 15, 2020 2:04 PM
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Dried figs: price chaos for the new crop

AYDIN. Turkish dried fruit exporters prepare for the export start on 30 September. Meanwhile, there is massive disagreement over prices for the new crop.
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Harvest dates
Next harvest dates for Figs
Country
Start of harvest
Chile
2/1/21
Italy
6/1/21
USA
6/1/21
Afghanistan
6/1/21
France
7/1/21
Turkey
7/1/21
Egypt
7/1/21
Syrian Arab Republic
7/1/21
Tunisia
7/1/21
Algeria
7/15/21
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Crop sizes

Crop sizes for Figs
Country
Year
Crop size
Turkey
2018
306,499 mt
Egypt
2018
189,339 mt
Morocco
2018
128,380 mt
Algeria
2018
109,214 mt
Iran
2018
59,339 mt
Spain
2018
47,740 mt
Syrian Arab Republic
2018
43,000 mt
USA
2018
28,874 mt
Tunisia
2018
25,696 mt
Albania
2018
24,448 mt
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