Mehmet Ali Işık, Chair of Aegean Dried Fruits and Products Exporters’ Association, said that dried apricot exports reached 375 million dollars. Işık stated that they achieved a spike of 56 percent in Asia-Oceania and Far East countries.
Türkiye exported a total of 80 thousand 763 tonnes of dried apricots in the period from August 1, 2021 to July 30, 2022, leaving the 2021/22 season behind with an increase of 29 percent and 375 million dollars.
All dried apricots, which were exported for 3 thousand 499 dollars per tonne in the 2020/21 season, found buyers for 4 thousand 810 dollars in 115 countries in the 2021/22 period.
“Our dried apricot exports to the European continent reached 154 million dollars with an increase of 21 percent. We exported 87 million dollars to the Americas with an increase of 26 percent, 19 million dollars to African countries with an increase of 58 percent and 50 million dollars to Asian, Oceania and Far East countries with an increase of 56 percent,” Işık said.
“We ramped up our dried apricot exports to China by 123 percent and carried it to 15 million dollars. We have a rising graph of 47 percent in India, 40 percent in New Zealand, and 20 percent in Japan. We exported 16 million dollars to Middle Eastern countries with an increase of 33 percent,” Işık added.
“In the 2021/22 season, on a country basis; we sent the most apricots to the USA, with an increase of 26 percent, with an export revenue of 57 million dollars. France demanded 35 million dollars with an increase of 40 percent, Germany demanded 29 million dollars with an increase of 4 percent, the United Kingdom demanded 21 million dollars with an increase of 25 percent and Australia demanded Turkish dried apricots for 17 million dollars with an increase of 45 percent,” Işık concluded…