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Euro Potato provides a review of crops and markets from the major potato growing countries in northern Europe and beyond.

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  • Tight markets and tight seed supplies in the NEPG

    Arthur Marshall, Analyst, arthur.marshall@ahdb.org.uk, 02476 478956 Markets across the NEPG* countries remain generally firm, which would typically be expected to lead to an increase in the area...

  • UK seed potato exports show signs of recovery

    Amber Cottingham, Analyst, amber.cottingham@ahdb.org.uk , 02476 478698 So far this season, total seed exports are up 14% year-on-year, helped by a rebound in sales to Egypt compared to 2015/16...

  • October fresh exports to Belgium record high

    James Webster, Trainee analyst, James.Webster@ahdb.org.uk Currency is a key factor in export markets. In October our video update on the potato market dynamics by Arthur Marshall highlighted how...

  • NEPG 2016 potato production estimated down 3%

    Amber Cottingham, Analyst, amber.cottingham@ahdb.org.uk, 02476 478698 After a challenging growing season for many of the NEPG* countries, production (less potatoes for seed and starch) has been...

  • What’s going on with packing whites?

    Arthur Marshall, Analyst, arthur.marshall@ahdb.org.uk, 02476 478956 This year, GB average prices have got off to their second-highest season start, behind only the exceptional 2012/13 season....

  • GB fresh potato imports higher with late start to the season

    Sara Maslowski, Senior Analyst, sara.maslowski@ahdb.org.uk, 02476 478 953 This season was characterised by late planting and slow crop development delaying the start of the new season. We...

  • Unusual market dynamics in Northern-European potato trade

    Currency and supply dynamics are affecting the relative price of British processing potatoes compared to supplies from Belgium and the Netherlands. “Presently the ex-farm value of GB processing...

  • Sterling’s weakness increases CAP Basic Payment

    Sarah Baker, Senior Analyst, Sarah.baker@ahdb.org.uk, 02476 478845 The continued weakness of the pound against the euro post EU referendum will mean higher overall payments to farmers receiving...

  • Lower NEPG production expected despite higher area

    The NEPG* estimates a total potato harvest (exc. seed and starch) in 2016 of 24.9Mt, against 25.3Mt in 2015. In spite of an overall area increase of 4.8% compared with last season, production is...

  • What might UK potato trade look like post-Brexit?

    Arthur Marshall, Analyst, arthur.marshall@ahdb.org.uk, 02476 478 956 To date there have been no official announcements on a future UK trade policy but we can examine the situation as its stands....

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