World Dried Apricot Production – (Metric Tons)
2017/2018 global dried apricot production reached ca. 226,800 metric tons, trending positively over the 2007/08-2017/18 period and representing an increment of 34% from 2016/17. As observed in previous years, Turkey led dried apricot production in 2017/18, totaling 142,260 MT, 63% of the world share and up by 38% from the previous season.
Ranked as the second world producer, Iran reached 32,000 MT, 44% up from its prior 10-year average. Uzbekistan, with 4% of world share was also raised over the prior 10-year average by a significant 89%.