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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 - 25 January 2019

    Trade continued at a slow pace in GB potato markets this week, with little demand reported. With no pick up in volumes moved, prices have remained steady for most. However, increased pressure has...

  • Potato Weekly - 18 January 2019

    Trade remained slow this week, with little pick-up reported. Demand for both chipping and packing supplies continued to be limited, following seasonal trends. The quality of samples in stores are...

  • Potato Weekly - 11 January 2019

    Prices have remained steady for best quality supplies with little change on the week. The first full trading week of 2019 has seen a slight pickup in demand from last week as customers seek to...

  • Potato Weekly - 04 January 2019

    With a short week following the New Year celebrations, and with many farms closed, trade has been a little subdued. Although demand has been reported by some as stronger than usual for the time of...

  • Potato Weekly - 21 December 2018

    Quieter than usual trade was reported across all sectors in the week before Christmas, with volumes moved in the freebuy market reportedly back on last year’s levels. Produce in store is reportedly...

  • Potato Weekly - 14 December 2018

    Limited free-buy trade was conducted in most markets this week. Demand in the chipping sector was subdued and the majority of trade in the packing and processing markets took place under contract....

  • Potato Weekly - 7 December 2018

    As we move toward Christmas, while the bag market is anticipating an increase in trade, the free-buy packing market is reportedly beginning to wind down.   Movement within the English...

  • Potato Weekly - 30 November 2018

    As the milder weather returned, markets were largely stable on the week. Trade was quiet, with most anticipating a lift in movement as we near Christmas. The English packing trade was...

  • Potato Weekly - 23 November 2018

    This week’s trade was largely uneventful as colder temperatures arrived. Maintaining the condition of samples with secondary growth is a key watch point for many in the coming months, especially in...

  • Potato Weekly - 16 November 2018

    Fieldwork continues to make progress with many growers now having finished lifting. Reports of storage breakdown as a result of rots have begun to come forward. Prices for best quality supplies have...

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