Dried sour cherries: exports slumped massively
Mundus Agri: Turkish exports of dried sour cherries experienced a heavy damper at the beginning of the new season. Due to the low demand, export prices also had to be adjusted.
Export prices need to be lowered.
Turkish dried fruit traders are currently complaining about a lack of demand. Dried sour cherries are no exception. The new crop is available on the market, and the quality is good. In addition, export prices are coming under selling pressure, having fallen for the new crop since the end of August.
Exports slumped by 92%
In August, Turkey exported just 1.1 mt of dried sour cherries worth USD 26,957, compared to 3.8 mt worth USD 61,766 in August 2021. The new season also got off to a slow start in September, with 250 kg of dried sour cherries worth USD 5,558 shipped overseas in the first few weeks, compared to 3 mt worth USD 40,727 at the same time last year. This corresponds to a decline of 92%.