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Market players stated that farmers expect higher buying prices from TMO  for the new crop as their costs have increased compared with the previous season. In September last year, TMO had announced the purchase price of 19-23 TL.

Unlike the official statements, farmers argue that yields are lower. After the harvest, separating the apricots from the kernels has now started in many places. Some exporters had given price offers for new crop apricots being 4.400 Usd/mt for Jumbo, 4.200 USD/mt for Type nr.1 and 2, 4.050 USD/mt for type nr 3 and 4 on FOB Mersin basis last week, which remained the same,  but a big part of the exporters preferred to wait until the end of the Sacrifice Festival.

Apricots, Turkey, Crop 2020 (2000 ppm)

Size USD/mt
Jumbo 4150-4.300
No. 1 4150-4.300
No. 2 4150-4.300
No. 3 4150-4.300

Apricots, Turkey, Crop 2021 (2000 ppm)

Size USD/mt
Jumbo 4400
No. 1 4200
No. 2 4200
No. 3 4050

Turkey exported its and apricot products last week, 770 mt during the same week of last year.  The Usd/TL rate is at 8.58 TL (8.63 last week) and Euro/TL rate at 10.14 TL levels ( 10.24 TL last week)

Dried apricot exports on the mt basis
Season 2020/21 2019/20
Amount 86.435 94.542
Since the beginning of season 1

Source: Trade etc.

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