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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 22 June 2018

    A large quantity of free-buy supplies continue to weigh on a market that appear to be mostly moving under contract. While there are reports that growers are beginning to empty stores, an ample supply...

  • Potato Weekly- Friday 15 June 2018

    Warm weather continues to cause a reduction in orders for the packing market, leading to packers sourcing from contracts and own stored stocks for the most part. Crops continue to develop well in the...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 08 June 2018

    The warm weather has reportedly caused a dip in demand for the packing and bag trades and there is still an ample amount of available supply weighing on the market. Crops across Great Britain are...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 1 June 2018

    Slow trade on the back of low demand was reported in the English and Scottish packing sector. Bag market trade was more mixed, with some in Western regions seeing increasing prices, but generally a...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 25 May 2018

    There were mixed fortunes for free-buy trade this week. Bag market trade increased with the spring bank holiday around the corner. However, packing movement was largely on contract. 2018 planting is...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 18 May 2018

    Continued good weather has aided planting this week, with some 2018 crop being harvested in the South and Cheshire. Packing markets have generally seen a quieter week than bag markets with prices...

  • Potato Weekly- Friday 11 May 2018

    A week of good weather has seen planting progress well in most areas, with Arrow and Swift in some regions not far off lifting. Old crop prices have seen support, although some markets remain flat...

  • Potato Weekly- Friday 4 May 2018

    Another week of generally poor planting conditions for most, although progress varies widely depending on local circumstances. Forecast warm, sunny weather should allow for good progress over the...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 27 April 2018

    Warm, dry weather at the start of the week allowed for good planting progress for some, while towards the end of the week further work was hindered by localised, often heavy, showers. With further...

  • 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...

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