Apricot harvest has started in Malatya, the world’s largest dried apricot producer city. Malatya produce approximately 60% of the world’s dried apricot production.
Therefore, the apricot harvest in Malatya is also important for the world market. Apricots grown in Malatya are more suitable for drying because of their high dry matter content.
Unfortunately, the apricot yield in 2021 fell short of expectations. The frost in the spring had a negative effect.
Apricot harvest still continues in Malatya. For now, prices in the market have increased significantly.
There are dried apricot producer countries besides Turkey/Malatya. But Turkey/Malatya dried apricots are still number one in the world with their taste and quality.
If this price increase starts to affect exports negatively, it is possible for prices to decline again.