Turkey has always been known as one of the top producers of Apricots and the province of Malatya accounts for 90% of the country’s apricot exports.
The region exports to 110 countries around the world and the apricots are collected from approximately 8 million trees.
Ramazan Ozcan, Malatya Commodity Exchange Chairman has said that Malaty exported 95,350 tons of dried apricots in 2018 and this figure rose to 99,666 in 2019 bringing in a revenue of $253.5 million.
The U.S. bought the highest amount of the fruit followed by France, Russia, Germany and the U.K.
Apricots can be grown in all regions of Turkey, except in the Eastern Black Sea Region and in the high plateaus of the East Anatolian Region.