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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 23 September 2016

    Prices have continued to hold this week for many, with lifting into store increasing. Rain interrupted lifting in some areas but helped to improve harvesting conditions in others. Most packing...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 16 September 2016

    Prices remained firm for the most part this week with pressure on prices in some areas in the bag market. Free-buy demand for packing supplies in England continued to be good. While some...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 9 September 2016

    Markets this week broadly stabilised for most sectors and varieties, while the latest WAPS average (all sectors and varieties) continues to run ahead of last year, behind only 2012/13. There remain...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 02 September 2016

    Although much of the packing movement continues to be contracted there was increased availability of free-buy packing supplies in both England and Scotland last week. Demand remains steady for...

  • 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...

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