In the export season, which started on August 1, 2022, of the geographical indication registered product in the EU, 49,355 thousand tons of dried apricots were sold in 6 months. Malatya Commodity Exchange Chairman Ramazan Özcan said, “We are faced with a table that can generate 460 million dollars in exports this season.”
In the first 6 months of the export season, a revenue of 262 million 727 thousand dollars was obtained from Malatya apricots with geographical indication registered in the European Union (EU).
Malatya Commodity Exchange President Ramazan Özcan told Anadolu Agency (AA) that the export season for apricots started on August 1, 2022 and that they left the first 6 months of the season behind with a good figure.
Stating that the export figures in the first month of the year were also pleasing and that the export of dried apricots made us smile, Özcan explained,
“In January, we exported 7 thousand 436 tons of dried apricots and generated an income of 39 million 117 thousand dollars. Normally, January is stagnant for us, there is a stagnation because it coincides with the New Year’s Eve. In January last year, 25 million 986 thousand dollars came in return for 5 thousand 337 tons of exports.”
“In the 6 months of the export season, we sold 49 thousand 355 thousand tons of dried apricots and generated a revenue of 262 million 727 thousand dollars. We are faced with a table that can generate 460 million dollars in exports this season. We closed the January exports with very good figures. Apricot continues to reach the palates of consumers all over the world. Fairs will be held in Europe, China and Dubai in the coming months. We will continue to promote our product at the fairs and we will strive to surge exports by finding new markets,” he added…