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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 - 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...

  • Potato Weekly - 05 October 2018

    Increased supplies reached the market this week with mixed demand reported. Lifting progress was restricted in areas by low soil moisture this week. Western regions, which have seen more rain, are...

  • Potato Weekly - 28 September 2018

    Old crop trade has begun to wind down for the packing markets this week and the seasonal downturn continues in the bag market. Burn-down of crops is ongoing, though the rate of skin set continues to...

  • Potato Weekly - 21 September 2018

    Prices this week have been pressured from increased supplies. In the bag trade there has been a widening of price as quality becomes increasingly important. The packing market continues to utilise...

  • Potato Weekly - 14 September 2018

    Prices this week have largely held. In the bag trade we have seen a slight uptick in prices driven by higher quality material being moved. Packing markets continue to utilise old crop material....

  • Potato Weekly - 7 September 2018

    This week, a decrease in trade was reported in the bag market as the summer holidays ended for many and schools reopened. Prices were reportedly pressured for bag samples as increasing supplies...

  • Potato Weekly - 31 August 2018

    This week trade remained steady in most sectors. The bag market caught its breath after the bank holiday and pack houses continued to utilise old crop with new crop prices changing little on the week...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 24 August 2018

    The free-buy market remained firm this week with little overall change. More mixed quality material continues to be lifted, with variable yields being seen across regions.  Old crop...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 17 August 2018

    Free-buy prices continued to firm this week, with tightness of new crop supplies continuing to be a key driver. Lifting has progressed again this week although many, particularly in the South, are...

  • Potato Weekly Friday 10 August 2018

    Free-buy prices have started to edge higher for many, reflecting limited availability and supply concerns. Cooler conditions have been welcomed, with forecast rain hoped to bring some relief to...

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