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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 28 July 2017

    The availability of new crop supplies increased again over the past week. Demand for chipping supplies improved in some coastal areas on the back of holiday trade. Elsewhere, demand remained...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 21 July 2017

    The availability of new crop supplies has increased again over the past week which has led to a general easing of prices. Old crop free-buy supplies are almost exhausted. With humid conditions across...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 14 July 2017

    Prices have continued to ease once again this week, whilst old crop supplies are becoming increasingly limited in most sectors. Lifting continued, and the wet weather seen across the country was...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 07 July 2017

    Prices have continued to fall this week in the old crop market, as well as making considerable declines in the new crop market. Lifting continued across the country and the weather was ideal for crop...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 30 June 2017

    Prices have continued to decline in the old crop packing market but some bag market prices remain firm. The rain and cooler temperatures this week have been welcomed by many as some ...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 23 June 2017

    Both crop development and price movements this week were typified by last week’s hot weather. The warmth was largely good for crop growth, however, some heat stress was beginning to show. The hot...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 16 June 2017

    Old crop whites prices continue to ease in the packing market, however, some reds and named varieties are holding firm as supplies tighten. Prices remain firm in the bag market for good quality...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 09 June 2017

    An increase in available supplies, both of old and new crop means that prices have been under pressure for many markets. The weather continues to be conducive to good crop growth although strong...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 02 June 2017

    The weather for much of the country has been conducive to good crop growth, although some areas, especially in Scotland, will require more rain before long. An increase in growers wishing to load on...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 26 May 2017

    The warm weather this week has helped crops across the whole country, although more rain is still desirable. As more stocks are coming onto the market, some prices, especially for packing whites are...

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