Algeria, leader in apricots in Africa: will prices fall? The answers here

Algeria, leader in apricots in Africa: will prices fall? The answers here
Algeria, leader in apricots in Africa: will prices fall? The answers here

Faced with the need to guarantee its food security and reduce its dependence on imports, Algeria is fervently committed to the path to self-sufficiency. Through ambitious reforms and concrete actions, the country illustrates a strong political will to promote a sustainable economic growth. A striking example of this initiative is the remarkable success of the recent wheat harvest. However, it is in the production of apricots that Algeria particularly stands out, becoming the leading producer of apricots in Africa. This situation raises a crucial question for the local market: will apricot prices finally fall?

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Production in clear progress

Algeria managed to obtain a record production of 256,771 tonnes of apricots in 2022. This performance far exceeds the 190,000 tonnes produced in 2021, testifying to the effectiveness of agricultural improvements. The country now ranks fourth in the world, behind giants like Turkey, Uzbekistan and Iran.

Several reasons explain this success. THE favorable climatic conditions in certain regions and the adoption of modern agricultural techniques have made it possible to improve yields. The commitment of farmers to producing quality apricots also adds to this positive dynamic.

Pricing challenges in the domestic market

Despite these advances, a contradiction persists: the prices charged on the Algerian market remain high. The cost of apricots ranges between 300 and 500 DA/kg, making it inaccessible to many families with limited purchasing power. For a country classified among the top four global producersthese prices should however be more accessible.

Dried apricot is not immune to this inflation, its price can reach 2,000 DA per kilogram. This situation highlights an economic problem that directly affects local consumers, making even abundant fruits financially inaccessible.

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