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Euro Potato provides a review of crops and markets from the major potato growing countries in northern Europe and beyond.

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  • GB area increase may be on the cards

    Arthur Marshall, Analyst, arthur.marshall@ahdb.org.uk, 02476 478956 Average GB ex-farm prices are currently at their second-highest level ever recorded for this time of year and with planting...

  • European supplies tighten and planting delayed

    Sara Maslowski, Senior Analyst, sara.maslowski@ahdb.org.uk, 02476 478 953 Unseasonably cold, wet weather has delayed planting in most North-west European Potato Growing (NEPG) regions (GB, France...

  • Growing UK presence in total EU crisp exports

    Arthur Marshall, Analyst, arthur.marshall@ahdb.org.uk, 02476 478956 Exports of crisps from the EU have grown for the past three years. UK crisp exports are a small but growing portion of this...

  • Higher imports but UK exports also up year-on-year

    Sara Maslowski, Senior Analyst, sara.maslowski@ahdb.org.uk, 02476 478 953 GB total potato imports for the July-February period were up 5% on the same period last year, according to latest HMR&...

  • Slow start to European planting

    Amber Cottingham, Analyst, amber.cottingham@ahdb.org.uk, 02476 478 698 Similarly to GB, unseasonably cold, wet weather across Europe has delayed planting of the 2016 potato crop across much of the...

  • Challenging planting conditions forecast to continue

    Arthur Marshall, Analyst, arthur.marshall@ahdb.org.uk, 02476 478956 GB potato planting has been limited so far this year, with early figures suggesting the pace is around a week behind average and...

  • Limited impact on UK market from Epitrix controls

    Arthur Marshall, Analyst, arthur.marshall@ahdb.org.uk, 02476 478 956 In response to the establishment of the Epitrix beetle on the Spanish mainland, UK authorities have legislated for all fresh...

  • GB end-January potato stocks at three year low

    Arthur Marshall, Analyst, arthur.marshall@ahdb.org.uk, 02476 478 956 & Lydia Hamer, Trainee Analyst, lydia.hamer@ahdb.org.uk, 02476 478 804 GB potato stock levels at the end of January are...

  • Jersey Royal planting on track after wet weather hinders progress

    Amber Cottingham, Analyst, amber.cottingham@ahdb.org.uk, 02476 478 698 The Jersey Royal Company (JRC) reported that a good start was made to the outdoor planting, with planting in earnest in the...

  • What do Scottish and English prices tell us about packing supplies?

    Arthur Marshall, Analyst, arthur.marshall@ahdb.org.uk, 02476 478 956 The potatoes pre-pack market is the second largest market in Scotland, with over 40% of intended area grown, second only to the...

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