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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 16 February

    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...

  • Potato Weekly- Friday 09 February

    Free-buy trade remained subdued in most markets this week caused, in part, by the approaching school holidays and a reliance on contracted supplies. Free-buy trade in the English packing...

  • Potato Weekly - 2 February 2018

    While strong demand was reported for specific varieties the majority continued to find movement slow. The free-buy packing market in England remains slow, with contractual trade accounting for the...

  • Potato Weekly - 26 January 2018

    Free-buy supplies continued to move at a gradual pace this week. Trade in the English packing free-buy market remains slow, with contractual trade moving the bulk of supplies....

  • Potato Weekly - 19 January 2018

    Trade remained slow this week, in line with expectations for this time of year. Most movement in the English packing market took place under contract again this week. With a large amount of...

  • Potato Weekly - 12 January 2018

    Trade remained slow this week, with little pickup reported. Many growers are still to resume store loading post- Christmas, leading to limited movement of free-buy supplies in the English...

  • Potato Weekly - 05 January 2018

    There has been limited movement reported this week following the Christmas period. Many growers are still to resume store loading post- Christmas leading to limited movement of free-buy...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 22 December 2017

    With the exception of the bag market, the Christmas pickup reported in the last Potato Weekly has slowed down for many, with the majority of trade having taken place under contract this week....

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 15 December 2017

    Some, but not all, markets have seen a pick-up in trade volumes as Christmas approaches. Trade in the English packing market remained stable this week, with demand for good quality M...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 08 December 2017

    Trade continued to be slow or steady for most markets this week, with fewer offers than available supplies. Some continue to hope that Christmas will bring a welcome boost to trade....

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