In the first two months of the new export season, 14 thousand 426 tons of dried apricots were sent abroad from Malatya, where a significant part of the world’s dried apricot production is made, and an income of $78 million 63 thousand was obtained.
Apricots grown in Malatya, where there are approximately 9 million of the 22 million apricot trees in Turkiye, continue to sweeten the palate both at home and abroad.
Malatya apricot, which is a product with geographical indication certificate in the presence of the European Union, makes you smile with its foreign exchange income.
Ramazan Ozcan, Chairman of Malatya Commodity Exchange, said that the new export season, which started in August, continues rapidly.
Stating that the economic fluctuations in the world also affect agricultural products, Ozcan stated that they are struggling to keep the export figures of apricots at the highest level.
The target is to export 40 thousand tons by the end of the year
Explaining that they started the new season quickly, Ozcan said:
“In the first two months of the season, we exported 14 thousand 426 tons of dried apricots and earned $78 million 63 thousand in return. In the first 10 days of October, we exported about 2 thousand tons. There is a partial decrease in the amount due to the price increases in apricots, but our export figures (in terms of income) are above last year’s. Our goal is to achieve an export figure of 40 thousand tons by the end of the year.”
Stating that Malatya apricot is exported to 113 countries such as France, Germany, the United Kingdom and Brazil, especially the USA, Ozcan said, “We are taking firm steps towards our goal of exporting 100 thousand tons of exports and $500 million by the end of the season.”
Source: Trthaber / Translated by Irem Yildiz