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Market players stated that fig trees in the plains are more affected by the hot temperatures and the drought, so the figs suitable for export will be less. The yield determination studies are continuing as the harvest also.

Market players stated that the total crop size could be more than last year, but fewer figs could be suitable for export. Fig trees in the mountains are less affected, but the less plain figs are available, the higher the prices for the mountain figs will be.

Farmers expect that the TARDIS Fig Association will announce the fig prices soon. The expectations of the farmers are still at least 35 TL/kg. Exporters will give prices for the new crop once the yield determination studies are finalized and published.

Turkey exported 674 mt of dried figs and figs products last week, which was 510 mt during the same week of last year. The total exports range at 65.422mt, which has now exceeded last year’s exports, being 64.960 mt in the same period.

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Exports of dried figs in mt
Season 2020/21 2019/20
Amount 65.422 64.960
Since the beginning of the Season

 Dried figs, Turkey, crop 2020

Type USD/mt
Bulk, Nr. 1 5.575
Bulk, Nr. 2 5.275
Bulk, Nr.. 3 4.975

Source: Trade

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