Dried Sour Cherries: Turkish exports increased by 120%
Mundus-Agri: High production costs are pushing up farmgate prices for sour cherries from this year's crop in Turkey. Meanwhile, the export season is coming to an end and exports are significantly higher than last year.
Farmgate prices continue to rise
In Turkey, the sour cherry harvest has now been completed and the goods are already available on the market. Market players are satisfied with the quality of the dried fruit. Due to the current circumstances, such as the increased production costs, the prices for sour cherries increased once again. About 8 kg of fresh sour cherries are needed to produce 1 kg of dried sour cherries.
Germany is the main customer.
With rising demand from overseas, Turkish producers have recently increased production of dried sour cherries and supply is rising. Since the start of the 2021/2022 season, a total of 116,139 kg of dried sour cherries worth USD 1.57 million have been exported from Turkey, representing a year-on-year increase of around 120%. The main buyer was Germany, which increased imports more than tenfold to 52,990 kg, followed by the Aegean Free Trade Zone (+176% to 30,915 kg; unspecified), the Netherlands (-13% to 15,300 kg), Switzerland (+113% to 6,050 kg) and Canada (4,192 kg).