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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 25 August 2017

    It was another week of mixed weather with many growers focussed on the cereal harvest when possible. As more supplies are coming onto the market, scab seems to be increasingly common, causing stocks...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 18 August 2017

    Weather was mixed across GB, but lifting was largely able to continue. The packing markets both in England and Scotland continue to be dominated by contracted stocks. Meanwhile, increasingly...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 11 August 2017

    Heavy rain in most areas caused delays to spray programmes, as well as dampening holiday trade. The bag trade remains slow as supplies increase and demand from coastal regions has not increased as...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 04 August 2017

    As a greater quantity of the new season crop comes onto the chipping market, free-buy movement is continuing to be slow. The packing market continues to focus on contract supplies....

  • 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...

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