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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 quotes are from actual free-buy trades collected by a weekly telephone survey of buyers, growers and merchants on a Wednesday and Thursday.

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  • Potato Weekly - 17 January 2020

    This week, overall demand has quietened from the start of the year. Chipping markets in particular have seen ‘below-average’ demand as retail sales in chip shops and restaurants see seasonal...

  • Potato Weekly - 10 January 2020

    Stronger demand over Christmas has increased prices going into the New Year. However, it’s a question of whether the increase was due to higher quality material or to meet a short-term unforeseen...

  • Potato Weekly - 20 December 2019

    Heavy rain has continued this week causing more problems for those with potatoes still in the ground. There are some reports of later lifted crops breaking down in store, but many have been...

  • Potato Weekly - 13 December 2019

    There were still some reports of growers attempting to lift where possible. However, the majority with crop left are planning to attempt again in the spring. Processing crops left in the ground...

  • Potato Weekly - 06 December 2019

    With clearer weather this week, there were reports of growers still trying to get crops out of the ground. The majority of freshly lifted crops have gone straight to market with longer term...

  • Potato Weekly - 29 November 2019

    Attempts at lifting continued for those with crop still in the ground. It remains exceedingly difficult. Crops recently lifted will need to be cleared rapidly due to quality issues. A widening...

  • Potato Weekly - 22 November 2019

    A drier few days has provided some respite from the rain for growers, however saturated soils continue to cause severe lifting issues across much of the country. Price increases have been seen...

  • Potato Weekly - 15 November 2019

    Heavy rain continues to cause severe lifting issues across much of the country. Crops that are still in the ground are sitting in saturated soils. Price increases have been seen in many...

  • Potato Weekly - 08 November 2019

    Lifting has been very slow this week, with minimal progress being made by many. Further rainfall is forecast over the weekend for much of the country and will continue to hinder lifting progress....

  • Potato Weekly - 01 November 2019

    Although progress is being made lifting, remains slow on heavier land. With further rainfall forecast over the weekend lifting these fields is likely to remain difficult, and some crop may be left...

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