A $216 million revenue was generated from the exports of dried apricots which will contribute to both the country’s economy and producers, said Ramazan Özcan, the head of the Malatya Commodity Exchange.
Even though the exports decreased by 10,000 tons, the revenue generated increased by $20 million compared to the same period of the last season, Özcan said.
The U.S. was the top importer of the Turkish dried apricots with 9,200 tons, followed by Germany and France with 5,200 and 5,100 tons, respectively.
Turkey’s famed Malatya apricots earned the EU geographical indication in July 2017. The Turkish province produces 85% of the world’s dried apricots.
Hurriyet Daily News