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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 16 June 2017

    Old crop whites prices continue to ease in the packing market, however, some reds and named varieties are holding firm as supplies tighten. Prices remain firm in the bag market for good quality...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 09 June 2017

    An increase in available supplies, both of old and new crop means that prices have been under pressure for many markets. The weather continues to be conducive to good crop growth although strong...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 02 June 2017

    The weather for much of the country has been conducive to good crop growth, although some areas, especially in Scotland, will require more rain before long. An increase in growers wishing to load on...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 26 May 2017

    The warm weather this week has helped crops across the whole country, although more rain is still desirable. As more stocks are coming onto the market, some prices, especially for packing whites are...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 19 May 2017

    Rain for most areas was welcomed this week which, together with the warm temperatures, helped to encourage growth. Sunshine and showers are forecast to continue. Much demand is described as...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 12 May 2017

    GB grower held potato stock levels at the end of March are estimated at 1Mt, around the same volume as the end-March 2016 estimate and 300Kt less than the end-March 2015 estimate. Planting is...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 05 May 2017

    Planting has now been completed in many areas, and continues at a good pace in Scotland. The overnight frosts have caused variable damage to crops. Meanwhile, there have been token liftings in...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 28 April 2017

    Planting again progressed well and while many English growers have now finished, in Scotland, some growers are yet to start due to wet conditions. The overnight frosts appear to have...

  • Potato Weekly - Friday 21 April 2017

    Much of the movement this week was of contracted or pre-purchased stocks in most markets. This put some prices under pressure, especially for secondary quality packing material. Planting continued in...

  • Potato Weekly - Tuesday 18 April 2017

    Planting has taken priority with the fine, dry weather allowing growers to make largely uninterrupted progress. Free-buy trade was generally limited, with the exception of some chipping in coastal...

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