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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 - 06 October 2017

    Demand in both the English and Scottish packing markets has shown increases. However, with ample supplies due to good yields prices remain pressured. Demand was improved in the English packing...

  • Potato Weekly - 29 September 2017

    Free-buy trade was once again limited this week with ample supplies continuing to be met with subdued demand in most markets. Wet weather hampered lifting this week in many regions. Most of the...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 22 September 2017

    Free-buy trade was once again limited this week with supplies continuing to be met with subdued demand in most markets. Some crops are continuing to succumb to disease pressure. Improved...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 15 September 2017

    Free-buy potato trade continues to be slow, as ample quality supplies across the UK met with only limited demand. The wet weather across most of the country inhibited field work and has led to an...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 08 September 2017

    Most markets continue to be dominated by contract purchases, causing slow demand for available free-buy supplies. Rain across much of GB has delayed harvest and burning off of crops...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 01 September 2017

    Lifting continued to progress this week, with more supplies coming onto the market across the country. Demand has generally been subdued, however, the bank holiday helped to lift demand towards the...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 25 August 2017

    It was another week of mixed weather with many growers focussed on the cereal harvest when possible. As more supplies are coming onto the market, scab seems to be increasingly common, causing stocks...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 18 August 2017

    Weather was mixed across GB, but lifting was largely able to continue. The packing markets both in England and Scotland continue to be dominated by contracted stocks. Meanwhile, increasingly...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 11 August 2017

    Heavy rain in most areas caused delays to spray programmes, as well as dampening holiday trade. The bag trade remains slow as supplies increase and demand from coastal regions has not increased as...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 04 August 2017

    As a greater quantity of the new season crop comes onto the chipping market, free-buy movement is continuing to be slow. The packing market continues to focus on contract supplies....

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