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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 - 15 November 2019

    Heavy rain continues to cause severe lifting issues across much of the country. Crops that are still in the ground are sitting in saturated soils. Price increases have been seen in many...

  • Potato Weekly - 08 November 2019

    Lifting has been very slow this week, with minimal progress being made by many. Further rainfall is forecast over the weekend for much of the country and will continue to hinder lifting progress....

  • Potato Weekly - 01 November 2019

    Although progress is being made lifting, remains slow on heavier land. With further rainfall forecast over the weekend lifting these fields is likely to remain difficult, and some crop may be left...

  • Potato Weekly - 25 October 2019

    Lifting progress has been better this week, especially for those on lighter land. Although progress has been made, significant concerns remain for crops still underwater with more rain ...

  • Potato Weekly - 18 October 2019

    Lifting progress is varied, for those on lighter land lifting has resumed after a few days of dry weather. There are significant worries for those with crop still in the ground in areas which...

  • Potato Weekly - 11 October 2019

    Lifting continued where the weather permitted, with many lifting on lighter soils throughout the week. The North-West continued to have major difficulties, with wet soils hampering attempts to get...

  • Potato Weekly - 04 October 2019

    Scattered heavy rainfall hampered lifting across the UK this week. Those on lighter soils were able to make progress midway through the week. With further rainfall forecast in many areas over the...

  • Potato Weekly - 27 September 2019

    Plans to lift into store have been delayed this week by heavy rainfall across GB. In some regions this has temporarily tightened supplies, with growers unable to get the crop out of the ground....

  • Potato Weekly - 20 September 2019

    Domestic demand remained steady with packers and processors focussing on contracted material leaving minimal room for free-buy trade. Lifting into store started in England. There are reports...

  • 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....

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