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Potato Weekly

Potato Weekly summarises weekly price information gathered from the Potato Council’s own surveys. The Weekly Average Price Survey (WAPS) provides a good indication of the direction of the GB potato industry and produces the GB Weekly Average Price index and the GB Weekly Free-buy Price index. These prices are summarised from returns made each week by contributing merchants and from a telephone survey of buyers and growers conducted by AHDB MI price collection contractors.

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  • Potato Weekly - Friday 29 July 2016

    Steadier demand in the English packing trade with much of the movement contracted stocks. Prices eased slightly as more new crop became available. Packing demand was slower in Scotland as the...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 22 July 2016

    English packers concentrated on moving contracted old crop supplies leaving little interest in free-buy stocks. New crop movement included a few semi set skin Marfona but was mainly confined to...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 15 July 2016

    Main movement of new crop packing material was on contract. However, there is a good free-buy demand for limited salads, which were available in Cornwall and Suffolk. Old crop English...

  • Potato Weekly Friday 08 July 2016

    The first estimate of total potato plantings for the 2016 crop year in Great Britain from AHDB Potatoes is 116,000ha. This is up around 4% on the final 2015 planting figure of 111,000ha but is...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 1 July 2016

    Most new crop packing material moved on contract with a steady demand for the available free-buy stocks. There was also a good demand for new crop chipping supplies, although some dry matters...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 24 June 2016

    The first new crop frying supplies have been loaded this week, attracting keen interest from buyers. Demand was still a little slow for new crop bagged ware, while new crop packing supplies...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 17 June 2016

    Supplies of new crop on the market are steadily rising, with pressure on bagged new crop prices. Most old crop prices levelled off in the week. Import data for April showed the highest level of...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 10 June 2016

    Supplies of New crop increased for a slow and very limited demand. This continued to put pressure on prices which again eased as the week progressed, particularly for the 45mm+ fraction...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 03 June 2016

    Lifting of new crop increased with a steady to limited demand depending on region and variety. With packers requiring 45mm down samples, increasing supplies of 45mm+ size faction were available...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 27 May

    Light lifting of GB new crop for a limited demand   Firm demand for English packing supplies adds support to prices. Good free-buy demand for best, bold whites, M Piper and dedicated...

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