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Ramazan Özcan: We aim to reach 750 million dollars in apricot exports

Ramazan Özcan, President of Malatya Commodity Exchange (MTB), stated that Malatya has important targets in apricot exports and said that the new target is 100 thousand tonnes of exports and 750 million dollars of income.

“Malatya is one of the most ancient cities of Anatolia and one of the most important sociological and economically important cities of this region. One of the most important agricultural products of Malatya is apricot,” he said.

Ramazan Özcan

As you know, Malatya is a world brand in apricot .Malatya is one of the most ancient cities of Anatolia and apricot is one of the most important agricultural products of this region both economically and sociologically. Proudly speaking, Malatya is a world brand in apricot. The world has recognised this reality with the EU geographical indication certificate,” he added.

Pointing out that very important infrastructure works have been carried out in apricot for about 3-4 years, he concluded, “Especially important investments have been made to stabilise exports. On the one hand, while the licensed dried apricot was put into practice, on the other hand, decisions were taken for Turkish Grain Board (TMO) to take an active role in the market when needed in terms of intervention purchases..

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