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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 - 03 November 2017

    Drier weather this week aided lifting in most regions, while trade remained steady in the free-buy market. Storage availability is mixed across Great Britain, with some regions struggling for storage...

  • Potato Weekly - 27 October 2017

    Wet weather hampered lifting progress in most regions this week. Meanwhile, good yields combined with limited free available storage continued to push supplies onto the market. The English...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 20 October 2017

    With lifting nearing completion, the good yields have led to ample supplies, which have pressured prices. As storage ability for the large crop has been stretched, continued vigilance for quality and...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 13 October 2017

    While there was an increase in demand in some markets, ample supplies due to good yields and insufficient free storage facilities have kept prices pressured. Free-buy prices in the English...

  • 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...

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