In the third quarter of the year, 62.263 tons of dried apricots were exported from Malatya province and a foreign exchange entry of 175 million 555 thousand dollars has been achieved.
Apricots grown in the province where there are about 8 million trees continues to flavour the palate of the world. In “Malatya apricot”, which is the third product that received geographical indication by the European Union after “Antep baklava” and “Aydın fig”, 62 thousand 263 tons of exports were made in the third quarter of the year and an income of 175 million 555 thousand dollars was obtained in return.
Malatya Commodity Exchange Chairman Ramazan Özcan said that despite the new type of coronavirus (Covid-19) epidemic seen worldwide, dried apricot exports continue.
Reminding that in the same period of the previous year, 171 million 305 thousand dollars of input was provided in return of the export of 67 thousand 36 tons, Özcan said, “Despite the decrease in the export figures in the first nine months of this year, the foreign currency input obtained increased.”