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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 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...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 03 August 2018

    Some welcome rain was received over the weekend but was not enough to add any significant bulk to most crops. Old crop packing trade continued on anticipation of a smaller new crop, whilst reported...

  • Potato Weekly - 27 July 2018

    With another week of little significant precipitation, drought continues to be a major concern even in irrigated areas, resulting in reduced yields and higher dry matter content. Limited old crop (...

  • Potato Weekly - 20 July 2018

    With no significant precipitation over the last week, drought continues to be a major concern even in irrigated areas. Yields are reportedly suffering in some of the latest lifted crops and rising...

  • Potato Weekly - 13 July 2018

    There were limited 2017 crop free-buy sales reported this week, with an increasing volume of new crop available. The hot dry weather continued to be unfavourable to crops in the field. Areas able to...

  • Potato Weekly - 06 July 2018

    Limited free-buy sales were reported this week as hot dry weather raised concerns over the state of crops in the field. Most supplies continue to be contracted for old crop but more new crop,...

  • Potato Weekly - 29 June 2018

    With plentiful old crop supplies still available, many are seeing free-buy prices under pressure. More new crop is coming on to the market, although to a largely limited demand. Contacts suggest that...

  • 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...

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