- Exports in February were 5,797 tons compared to 5,337 tons last month and 7,357 tons last year
- Year to date exports are 57,528 tons compared to 57,392 tons last year
Exports were ahead of January, probably a little ahead of expectations. Tight supply is going to curtail any expansion of monthly exports before new crop.
Exports of apricots to Russia have been limited this season due to the higher prices and lack of industrial fruit (less than 2,500 tons year to date), and as such the current situation is not expected to affect the market.
The Lira weakened by 3.5% in recent days mainly due to $ strength in international markets and is currently at 14.3 to the $
There is barely any material coming to market.
We do not expect bloom to start for another week or two.
We look foreword to your comments and questions