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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 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....

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 01 December 2017

    GB 2017 Production up 15% to 6.04 Million tonnes AHDB Potatoes’ first provisional estimate of total production in Great Britain for the 2017 crop is up 15% on the year at 6.04Mt, the highest level...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 24 November 2017

    Markets were on the whole flat this week, with demand largely unchanged. Attention has shifted over to the quality of stored crops, which were largely holding well. Trade in the English packing...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 17 November 2017

    Markets have remained steady this week with contract supplies still accounting for a large proportion of supply. Demand in the English packing market remained steady again this week as...

  • Potato Weekly - 10 November 2017

    Lifting is now almost complete with stores looking generally promising. Meanwhile, markets remained mostly steady. Demand remained flat in the English packing market this week. With more...

  • Potato Weekly - 03 November 2017

    Drier weather this week aided lifting in most regions, while trade remained steady in the free-buy market. Storage availability is mixed across Great Britain, with some regions struggling for storage...

  • Potato Weekly - 27 October 2017

    Wet weather hampered lifting progress in most regions this week. Meanwhile, good yields combined with limited free available storage continued to push supplies onto the market. The English...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 20 October 2017

    With lifting nearing completion, the good yields have led to ample supplies, which have pressured prices. As storage ability for the large crop has been stretched, continued vigilance for quality and...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 13 October 2017

    While there was an increase in demand in some markets, ample supplies due to good yields and insufficient free storage facilities have kept prices pressured. Free-buy prices in the English...

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