In order to determine the first export date of dried figs, which Turkey is the world leader in production and export, in the 2021/22 season, also known as the “first ship date”, dried fig exporting companies that are members of the Exporters' Association, the Ministry of Trade and TİM representatives, Dried Fig Advisory General Assembly Meeting. met online.
Birol Celep, President of the Aegean Dried Fruits and Products Exporters' Association, said: "Based on the ripening period and climatic conditions of dried figs, which is one of the most important agricultural export products of our country, it has been decided to submit the first shipment date of the 2021 season to the approval of the Ministry of Commerce as October 6, 2021. This date, which was received at the meeting and approved by the Dry Fruit Sector Board, will become official after the approval of the Ministry of Commerce and will enter into force.” said.
Sharing the information that dried fig exports were realized as 2020 thousand tons with an increase of 30 percent compared to the same period of the previous season and as 2020 million dollars with an increase of 28 percent in value from September 2021, 2, the beginning of the 67,2 season, until August 4, 241, Celep continued his words as follows:
“The top 5 countries to which we export the most in this product year; Germany, USA, France, Italy and Switzerland. Our Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry completed field studies for dried figs in Aydın and İzmir provinces in the past weeks. We expect the official announcement to be made by our Minister of Agriculture and Forestry, Bekir Pakdemirli, in the coming days.”
At the meeting, according to the information obtained from the technical team of the Aegean Dried Fruits and Products Exporters' Association and from the observations of some sector stakeholders in the production regions; It was also discussed that the extreme heat that occurred at the end of July and the beginning of August caused problems such as ghazal in the trees in some regions and the possible negative effects on the yield.