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Peach producers: Imports from Greece are killing the local production

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Peach producers from the region of Sliven (central Bulgaria) have threatened with effective protest actions because of the low purchase prices of peaches. According to them, imports from Greece are killing the local business, so they want the state to decide that local production should be prioritized over imports during the fruit harvesting season. 

The lowest purchase price at the moment is 50 cents /25 euro cents/ per kilogram of peaches, and with these prices there is no way to continue growing the orchards, the producers say. 

According to them, the aggressive entry of Greek peaches into the Bulgarian market is due to the war in Ukraine and the loss of the markets in Russia and Belarus, BNR correspondent in Sliven Stoyan Radev reported. 

Romania is the only country where Bulgaria currently exports fresh peaches.

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