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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 - 13 September 2019

    Domestic demand has remained subdued for free-buy material with main crop contracts now beginning. There are expectations that the market will tighten as supplies are lifted into stores....

  • Potato Weekly - 06 September 2019

    Domestic demand for free-buy supplies remains limited, with most movement taking place under contract. Yields are generally described as “good to average but not exceptional”. There remains some...

  • Potato Weekly - 30 August 2019

    Domestic free-buy movement was reported as “limited” this week, with the majority of packhouses and processors using mostly contracted material. Quality remains good for the most part. There...

  • Potato Weekly - 23 August 2019

    Favourable weather has dried waterlogged fields well. Combining however, has taken priority over potato lifting for many. Reports suggest quality has held but in the regions that experienced...

  • Potato Weekly - 16 August 2019

    Lifting has been hindered for some regions, due to the wet weather. The North West has been the worst hit with some fields now lying in water. Quality is reported as good this week, but the wet...

  • Potato Weekly - 09 August 2019

    For most, lifting continued at a decent pace. Quality remains good, though cases of blackleg continue to be reported. Wet weather in the North West has delayed lifting and hindered fieldwork....

  • Potato Weekly - 02 August 2019

    Lifting has continued at pace for many, rain only slowed lifting in limited areas. Demand for old crop remains minimal and is a stock clearing activity. Demand for new crop is still described...

  • Potato Weekly - 26 July 2019

    Lifting is continuing at pace adding more supplies to the market from most areas of England. Demand for old crop is minimal with sellers just trying to clear stock and buyers awaiting new...

  • Potato Weekly - 19 July 2019

    As lifting continues, there are additional volumes coming to market. The additional supply, coupled with as of yet limited demand has continued to pressure new crop chipping material. Old...

  • Potato Weekly - 12 July 2019

    Increasing volumes of early crop are being lifted and quality is looking good so far. Prices for new crop chipping material have continued to fall. Limited old crop free-buy movement was...

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