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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 - 26 April 2019

    With many reportedly approaching the conclusions of planting schedules, home trade markets were relatively quiet. Export markets were an exception to this, with an apparent pickup in trade....

  • Potato Weekly - 19 April 2019

    With ideal conditions for planting continuing, and packers reportedly ‘stocked up’, trade in free-buy markets has stayed generally quiet. Marketing has taken a backseat for many this week as...

  • Potato Weekly - 12 April 2019

    With favourable planting conditions allowing growers to progress, and packers having sufficient cover, free buy-trade has remained largely quiet. On the whole, potato planting is ticking...

  • Potato Weekly - 05 April 2019

    Demand for free-buy remains largely quiet, while planting paused amid wet weather across much of the country. Prices remained supported for top quality supplies, while lower grade supplies saw...

  • Potato Weekly - 29 March 2019

    Demand for free-buy continued to decrease as planting resumed across the country. Prices remained supported for top quality supplies, while secondary quality fell lower. Sustained movement of Maris...

  • Potato Weekly - 22 March 2019

    Demand for free-buy drew back on the week. Prices remained stable for premium quality supplies, but downward movement for secondary supplies was recorded. Continued ample movement of Maris Piper...

  • Potato Weekly - 15 March 2019

    Storms battered much of Great Britain this week bringing fieldwork to a halt and dampening demand in the bag markets. In the packing markets, Maris Piper prices continue to slip as increased...

  • Potato Weekly - 8 March 2019

    Early planting continued at a much slower rate amidst high levels of rain in some areas. Export demand continued to rise for top quality supplies this week, with Belgium continuing to purchase frying...

  • Potato Weekly - 1 March 2019

    Planting continued to make good progress across Pembrokeshire and southern England. Firm export demand continued this week, with Belgium in particular looking for quality frying material in the face...

  • Potato Weekly - 22 February 2019

    As February continues, demand for the free-buy market continued at muted levels in most sectors. The majority of movement continued to take place under contract. Demand for exports from the continent...

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