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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 - 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....

  • 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...

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