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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 quotes are from actual free-buy trades collected by a weekly telephone survey of buyers, growers and merchants on a Wednesday and Thursday.

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  • Potato Weekly - 19 July 2019

    As lifting continues, there are additional volumes coming to market. The additional supply, coupled with as of yet limited demand has continued to pressure new crop chipping material. Old...

  • Potato Weekly - 12 July 2019

    Increasing volumes of early crop are being lifted and quality is looking good so far. Prices for new crop chipping material have continued to fall. Limited old crop free-buy movement was...

  • Potato Weekly - 5 July 2019

    Crops are progressing well with many irrigating due to the heat. Domestic demand for old crop remains limited this week. Increased volumes of new crop chipping material entered the market,...

  • Potato Weekly - 28 June 2019

    Crops are looking good with rainfall boosting development in most areas.  While blight remains a concern, no widespread issues have been reported. Demand for old crop remained limited...

  • Potato Weekly - 21 June 2019

    For most, the rain has replenished soil moisture to comfortable levels. However, isolated pockets of flooding have been reported and wet soils have hindered fieldwork in some regions. Domestic...

  • Potato Weekly - 14 June 2019

    Rain fell to mixed reception. For most, it was welcomed topping up soil moisture levels. However, isolated pockets of flooding and delays to early lifting have been reported in some regions....

  • Potato Weekly - 07 June 2019

    New crop lifting continues with some of the earliest growers finished. Generally the crop is looking well, but rain and warmth would be beneficial. Many crops are being irrigated for scab...

  • Potato Weekly - 31 May 2019

    Domestic demand was mostly steady, with best quality supplies remaining hard to find. Export trade was reported by some to be tailing off, with demand from Eastern Europe starting to dip....

  • Potato Weekly - 24 May 2019

    Reports have come forward of quality degrading at a faster rate in store, as the weather gets warmer. Also, higher than normal levels of internal defects have been seen in some varieties. Strong...

  • Potato Weekly - 17 May 2019

    Early crops continue to be lifted, but demand remains limited. Export demand remains strong, with Scottish material moving to Europe. There has been increased interest in free-buy from both...

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