Exports finished in April, 13% ahead of the same time last season. This is a slow down from January, when exports were tracking ahead by 21%. The strong export figures were likely a major contributor to the rally in prices from November ‘17 to February ‘18. Since then apricot prices have eased back slightly on the back of slowed demand, lack of adverse weather conditions for development of the new crop and movement in the Lira. The new crop is starting to show its first signs on the trees and it is expected to be a normal crop with a good distribution of sizes.