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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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  • NEPG potato planted area up 4.6%

    Amber Cottingham, Analyst, amber.cottingham@ahdb.org.uk, 02476 478698 The total potato area in North-Western Europe (GB, Belgium, France, Netherlands and Germany) for 2017 has been estimated at...

  • Watch again: Webinar on planted area, consumer trends and Brexit

    To listen again to our webinar, first release on Monday 26 June, on our potato planted area, consumer trends and Brexit please follow this link Our planted area estimate is produced using ...

  • Driest spring since 2011 sees accelerated planting pace

    James Webster, Analyst, James.Webtser@ahdb.org.uk, 02476 478844 It will come as no surprise that spring this year was exceedingly dry, with just 191.8mm of rainfall on average across the UK. The...

  • Unusual market dynamics impact trade patterns

    Amber Cottingham, Analyst, amber.cottingham@ahdb.org.uk, 02476 478698 The season so far has been characterised by tight markets, both in GB and more widely across Europe. This is a result of the...

  • NEPG first area estimate anticipates 3.6% increase

    Amber Cottingham, Analyst, amber.cottingham@ahdb.org.uk, 02476 478698 The first potato area estimate from the North-Western European Potato Growers (NEPG) region suggests a possible increase of 3....

  • How price affects planting decisions

    Amber Cottingham, Analyst, amber.cottingham@ahdb.org.uk, 02476 478698 There are a range of factors that affect planting decisions when growing a potato crop. Most growers to look at what land is...

  • 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...

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