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Industry Statistics and Prices

2 August 2017

On this page you will find the latest statistical analysis on areas, production and prices to help with your business decisions. Click on the links below to read more.

Statistics analysis

Our statistics analyses include:

  • Production estimates: GB potato yields and production, including by market sector
  • Stock estimates: GB grower held potato stocks at various points throughout the season
  • Area estimates: GB potato area including variety breakdown
  • Cost of production: Overview of comparable costs for each crop year

We also monitor weekly planting and lifting progress. This is published in Potato Weekly and can also be accessed on Grower Panel (Potato Data Centre).

Prices

The Weekly Average Price Survey (WAPS) is our weekly price series which provides indicators of the week by week direction of GB ex-farm prices and is published in Potato Weekly. We also publish weekly wholesale market prices.

To see the latest WAPS chart in detail, and to compare data more selectively click on the chart below.For more information about the Weekly Average Price Survey, including the benefits of being a WAPS Contributor, please contact Sara Maslowski on 02476 478 953 or Sara.Maslowski@ahdb.org.uk.

Potato Data Centre

Levy-payers who are registered on this website can access up to date potato market information on areas, varieties, yields, production and prices.

We depend on growers to produce the statistics and prices used in our reports. The more people that can provide us with information the more accurate our results.

If you are a grower in GB you can join the AHDB Potatoes Grower Panel Survey to contribute crop and storage data for a financial benefit. To sign up please complete the registration form.