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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 - 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...

  • Potato Weekly - 15 February 2019

    As February progresses, demand in the free-buy market remains subdued. Contracted movement continues to dominate trade. Export markets have seen continued strong demand. Processors on the continent...

  • Potato Weekly - 08 February 2019

    Domestic demand for potatoes saw no notable increase in the first week of February, with contracted supplies still dominating. Prices remain quality dependent, with demand still better for best...

  • Potato Weekly - 01 February 2019

    As January comes to a close trade remained muted, despite increased availability of reported supply. Passive demand for both chipping and packing supplies dampened prices, conforming to seasonal...

  • 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...

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