Malatya, the city which provides 85 percent of the world's need for dried apricots, exported 8 thousand 640 tons of 75 kilograms of apricot kernel last year with 17 million 592 thousand dollars revenue.
In Malatya, which has 8 million of 17 million apricot trees of Turkey, approximately 50 thousand families are earning their living from selling this product.
Last year, 8 thousand 640 tons 75 kilograms of "apricot kernels" were exported and 17 million 592 thousand dollars were earned as a revenue.
Exports of apricot kernels in Malatya amounted to 16 million 389 thousand dollars in 2014, 15 million 101 thousand dollars in 2015, 13 million 168 thousand 211 dollars in 2016 and 14 million 715 thousand dollars in 2017.
Germany and Italy are the significant importers of this product. They import 4 thousand tons annually on average.
The countries where apricot kernels are exported the most are: Italy, Germany, India, Morocco, Denmark, Iraq, Russian Federation and Belgium.