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Sultanas: farmers are mad about prices

September 14, 2021 11:14 AM, Der AUDITOR
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MANISA. Harvesting has nearly been completed in Turkey. Rain has, fortunately, not caused extensive damage. Although the TMO is purchasing type 9 sultana for TRY 13.00/kg, which is TRY 0.50/kg higher than last year, farmers are highly disappointed. They had expected prices ranging at TRY 16.00/kg for type 9 sultanas. The exporters are also not too happy with the state-run organisation.

TMO urged to set prices before start of season

Issue is that Turkey is losing market shares, which the Aegean Dried Fruits and Products Exporter’s Association blames on the TMO failing to act sooner. The association’s President Birol Celep highlights that Turkey accounts for 36% of global seedless raisin exports. Exports, howver, decreased by 9% in volume to 226,000 mt and by as much as 15% in value to USD 434 million in 2020/2020 as opposed to 2019/2020. Celep states that although the TMO plays a key role in supporting Turkey’s export market, the

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