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Sultanas: price increases are inevitable

December 13, 2022 at 12:20 PM , Der AUDITOR
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MANISA. For the new year, an increase in export prices for Turkish sultanas is unavoidable. Prices shouldn however, remain stable until the turn of the year.

Minimum wage causes costs to rise

Turkish sultana farmers are relieved after several weeks of recurrent rainfall and temperatures at the usual level of 10°C to 15°C. This improves the conditions for growth in the coming year. Market players reckon that price increases will be unavoidable in the new calendar year, and export prices will also be affected. The reason is primarily the much-discussed minimum wage increase in Turkey, which also entails rising costs.

At the Izmir Commodity Exchange, sultanas are still traded for TRY 23-25/kg, but

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