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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 April 2016

    Most English pre-pack movement was reported to be on contract as buyers try to offset increasing free-buy costs. Nonetheless, there was a better demand for free-buy supplies, particularly very...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 22 April 2016

    A generally steady trade for English packing supplies with the strongest demand still for best quality whites with high baker contents. However, in the East demand for these reportedly eased a...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 15 April 2016

    A week of variability in the GB potato market. Demand remained strong for best English packing whites with free-buy prices firming within a wide range. In the bag market, the recent free-buy price...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 8 April 2016

    Another week of firm prices. Best chipping supplies had the sharpest increases this week. However, some purchasers are reported to be looking to source competitively priced imports from France and...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 01 April 2016

    Markets have continued to firm after the Easter holiday. Reports continue to suggest best frying samples are becoming harder to source and prices have moved significantly in the last month....

  • Potato Weekly - Tuesday 29 March 2016

    Markets have continued to firm in the run up to Easter with reports of best supplies being harder to source, especially in the bag trade where good quality frying supplies are in high demand....

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 18 March 2016

    Packers in England were having to pay more for good packing whites, with prices now often above quotes for Desiree, K Edward and M Piper. Free-buy supplies were generally adequate for a keen...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 11 March 2016

    Good free-buy demand for top quality, high baker content samples with good skin finish supported English packing prices. Available supplies generally covered requirements, but some growers are...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 4 March 2016

    It’s been another week of firm prices in the English packing market, with the main interest centred around good quality packing whites. Quality is generally good, with only a few issues of scab...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 26 February 2016

    In the English packing market, although contracted stocks continued to dominate movement there was a stronger demand for grade 1 whites with good skin finish moving at firmer prices. This appears...

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