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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 - Friday 20 April 2018

    Price was reported to have been undergone a slight rise of late, for some. This was reportedly driven, in part, by an improved weather forecast. This upturn in conditions led to reduced availability...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 13 April 2018

    Trade remained steady this week for most although there were signs of a firmer feeling in the English packing market. Ongoing rainfall across much of the UK has continued to cause issues for most...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 6 April 2018

    Trade remained slow and steady in most markets this week with little change. Rain across the UK has continued to cause issues for most regions, with planting and field work once again being hindered...

  • Potato Weekly - Tuesday 3 April 2018

    Trade remained flat on the week for most. Planting of the early crop began to make progress in many regions but sustained rainfall in Cornwall has continued to cause issues. Where possible,...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 23 March 2018

    Trade saw a lull for some in England this week, whilst trade in Scotland remained steady. Prices were generally steady for most in England, with a slight fall reported in Scotland. Quality appears to...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 16 March 2018

    Trade saw a pick-up for some, in both England and Scotland this week. Prices remained steady for most but the quality of produce now emerging from stores has been reported to be improving in some...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 09 March 2018

    Following the adverse weather across much of Great Britain, trade in England reportedly returned to normal. However, trade in some parts of Scotland remained restricted by last week’s weather....

  • Potato Weekly- Friday 2 March 2018

    Adverse weather has caused disruption across much of GB this week. Some markets have reportedly benefitted from consumers staying put at home and relying on cooking for themselves, although others...

  • Potato Weekly- Friday 23 February 2018

    Free-buy trade was once again reported as subdued during the week. Crops were on the whole storing well, although potential storage issues could see the quality price divide open wider. Free-...

  • Potato Weekly- Friday 16 February 2018

    Free-buy trade remained steady for most, with some regional trade increase reported in the West bag market. Free-buy movement continued to be slow this week with this season’s higher proportion...

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