Dried apricots: prices are difficult to determine
Mundus Agri. After the strong earthquake at the beginning of February, the clean-up work in Malatya is in full swing, and there is no thought of normality on the apricot market. There is also some uncertainty about the current prices.
No workers available
The Turkish province of Malatya is still struggling with the effects of the massive earthquake on 6 February, and it will be a long time before some degree of normality is restored. Although the factory buildings were in many cases less damaged than most of the residential buildings, there is no thought of a normal work routine at the moment. Although it is said that work is slowly resuming, it is proving difficult to find workers as most of the local market players have themselves been affected by the earthquake. Many have lost their homes and taken their families to safety in other provinces.
Export prices remain unchanged
Some buyers have reportedly tried to call off their outstanding orders earlier, but this is obviously not possible for the reasons mentioned and has led to price manipulation. It is difficult to at what level commodity prices are really trading; exporters have maintained their prices from last week for the time being.