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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 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...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 20 May 2016

    Demand for GB new crop was a little slow but in balance with the available supplies A steady demand for good quality English packing stocks with high baker contents resulted in some growers...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 13 May 2016

    Prices remained firm with ranges wide reflecting the variation in samples on offer. Available supplies of suitable quality are limited for many markets. Buyers are increasingly looking to the East...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 06 May 2016

    Although most movement, in the English packing market, was on contract there was still a strong demand for best whites with good skin finish and high baker contents. Some skin finish...

  • 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....

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