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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 - 14 December 2018

    Limited free-buy trade was conducted in most markets this week. Demand in the chipping sector was subdued and the majority of trade in the packing and processing markets took place under contract....

  • Potato Weekly - 7 December 2018

    As we move toward Christmas, while the bag market is anticipating an increase in trade, the free-buy packing market is reportedly beginning to wind down.   Movement within the English...

  • Potato Weekly - 30 November 2018

    As the milder weather returned, markets were largely stable on the week. Trade was quiet, with most anticipating a lift in movement as we near Christmas. The English packing trade was...

  • Potato Weekly - 23 November 2018

    This week’s trade was largely uneventful as colder temperatures arrived. Maintaining the condition of samples with secondary growth is a key watch point for many in the coming months, especially in...

  • Potato Weekly - 16 November 2018

    Fieldwork continues to make progress with many growers now having finished lifting. Reports of storage breakdown as a result of rots have begun to come forward. Prices for best quality supplies have...

  • Potato Weekly - 09 November 2018

    This week, the free-buy potato market was largely flat across most sectors, with quality the main determining factor for price. Free-buy trade in the English and Scottish packing market was...

  • Potato Weekly - 02 November 2018

    This week was mixed for the potatoes sector. The English packing market received a lift from a pick up in trade, while Scottish trade was largely stable. The bag trade largely cooled, and a quality...

  • Potato Weekly - 26 October 2018

    With many finding field conditions ideal for lifting this week, good progress was made. Store lifting remained the priority for most growers, so supplies were steady on the week. Demand in the bag...

  • Potato Weekly - 19 October 2018

    Rainfall across Great Britain delayed lifting over the weekend but replenished some much needed soil moisture. Supplies continued to become increasing available in most markets but demand for best...

  • Potato Weekly - 12 October 2018

    Improved lifting progress was made this week, following beneficial weather conditions at the start of this week. Reduced yields and secondary growth continued to be reported from...

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