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Sultanas: grape exports in danger

March 9, 2022 10:21 AM, Der AUDITOR
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MANISA. Turkish market players are worried about grape exports from Manisa to Russia and Ukraine. Meanwhile, weather services are expecting a cold front from Siberia, against which Turkey is bracing itself.

Sultana production could be higher

The escalation in the Russia-Ukraine crisis is not leaving the trade in Manisa, the main grape-growing region, unscathed. More than 70% of the table grapes from this region are traditionally exported to Russia and Ukraine. Grapes represent the most important agricultural income for Manisa, with an annual production value of more than 3 billion USD. The main part of the crop is exported as fresh grapes, the rest is dried into sultanas and raisins. If exports of table grapes encounter problems this year, this could significantly incr

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