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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 26 August 2016

    Availability of supplies is increasing in many sectors, with lifting progressing well, resulting in average free-buy prices still dropping. However, prices continue to be high for the time of year...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 19 August 2016

    AHDB Potatoes has now produced provisional estimates of planted areas by variety for Great Britain for 2016. Despite strong gains for some of the newer varieties, Maris Piper continues to hold the...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 12 August 2016

    As lifting gains momentum a combination of increased supply together with reduced demand is putting downward pressure on free-buy prices. Chipping demand remains strongest in coastal, holiday areas....

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 05 August 2016

    Contract movement continues to dominate in the packing market, with little free-buy trade. The holiday season continues to encourage chipping trade in holiday areas, with free-buy interest also...

  • 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...

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