Turkey: Fresh Deciduous Fruit Annual

Turkey’s production of all deciduous fruits were reduced in marketing year (MY) 2014 from last year due to a spring frost in late March 2014. Apple production is down 24 percent, pears 29 percent and grapes 12 percent compared to MY 2013. Deciduous fruit exports are eventually estimated to decrease in MY 2014. Turkey’s industry expects Russia’s ban on the import of products from Europe to increase Turkish exports of fresh deciduous fruits, which has already increased the prices of all fruits even though it has not yet been actualized. Prices are estimated to remain high throughout MY 2014 due to decreased production.

Turkey: Fresh Deciduous Fruit Annual