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Dried apricot markets are very active these days, and raw material prices have started to climb again. Prices are in the range of 65-70 TL/kg. Since the increase is higher than the Turkish Lira depreciation, there is an increase in export prices.

Exporters do not offer products that they have not in the warehouse. It is also stated that farmers are sold out and that most of the products are now in the hands of the traders or the exporters. There is still a lot of demand from abroad, but it is said that the next few weeks will be calmer due to Christmas and New Year.

Export prices increased by 200 Usd/mt and up this week. Turkey exported 39.081 mt so far being 36.109 mt last year during the same period. The exports of last week were 2503 mt apricots being 1710 mt during the same week of last year

Apricots, Turkey, Crop 2021 (2000 ppm)

Size USD/mt
Jumbo    6.200
No. 1 5.800
No. 2 5.700
No. 3 5.650
Dried apricot exports on mt basis
Season 2021 2020
Qty (mt) 39.081 36.109
Since the beginning of the Season

Source:Trade etc.

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