Turkey’s Malatya exports dried apricots for $78 million in two months

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The Turkish state of Malatya exported $78 million worth of dried apricots within two months.

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Malatya in central Turkey is one of the world’s leading producers of dried apricots.

It contains about 9 million apricot trees out of 22 million in Turkey.

The head of the Malatya Trade Exchange, Ramadan Ozjan, said that the dried apricot export season, which began in August, is continuing with full momentum.

He explained that Malatya exported 14,426 tons of dried apricots in the first two months of the season, with revenues amounting to 78 million and 63 thousand dollars.

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He stated that they aim to export 40,000 tons by the end of the year.