According to the information compiled from the data of Malatya Commodity Exchange, Malatya apricot, Turkey’s product with geographical indication certificate in the European Union, continues to make us smile with its export income.
In May, 30 million 686 thousand dollars of foreign currency inflow was provided in return for 4 thousand 957 tons of dried apricot exports.
In the first 5 months of the year, 31 thousand 115 tons of dried apricots were produced to 110 countries including the USA, France, Germany, the United Kingdom, Australia, Brazil, the Netherlands, Russia, Israel, Italy, Spain, United Arab Emirates, Canada and Egypt. was exported, revenue of 169 million 582 thousand dollars was obtained.
In the same period of last year, a foreign exchange inflow of 143 million 318 thousand dollars was provided to the country in return for 28 thousand 205 tons of dried apricot exports from Malatya, where most of the world’s dried apricot production is carried out.
Ramazan Özcan, Chairman of Malatya Commodity Exchange, said that they successfully completed the month of May in the export of dried apricots.
Explaining that the apricot businesses in the city, which was affected by the earthquakes in Kahramanmaraş, experienced a rapid recovery, Özcan stated that exports continued despite the earthquake.
numbers are pleasing
Özcan stated that although February, March and April were under the shadow of the earthquake, dried apricot exports did not slow down and continued as follows:
“In the dried fruit group in Turkey, the export of dried apricots still remains the most important item on the agenda. As the improvements in the earthquake zone increase, and especially the improvements in the structural social life in the region, our problems and troubles in apricot exports disappear. Last year, in May, 3,561 tons of dried apricots were removed. We have achieved an income of 19 million 963 thousand dollars by exporting. This year, we have increased both in quantity and income. These are very pleasing figures. On the one hand, the export of the product in the existing stocks continues, on the other hand, we are now preparing for the new season. Our 5-month export figures and revenues are really final. It is pleasing. Hopefully, we want to increase our figures for the first five months at the end of the season.”
Harvest in Malatya, the “world’s apricot capital”, is expected to begin in the first weeks of July.