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Potato Weekly - 14 September 2018

Publication Date: 
14 September 2018

Prices this week have largely held. In the bag trade we have seen a slight uptick in prices driven by higher quality material being moved. Packing markets continue to utilise old crop material. Lifting has continued to progress but is behind previous years.

  • Usage of old crop potatoes has continued in the English packing market this week. With some expecting utilisation of the 2017 crop until the end of September. For new crop, prices have generally held up with supply and demand in-balance.
  • There were increased reports of new crop Maris Piper sales in Scotland this week. New crop whites trade has also increased, whilst old crop remains limited.
  • Trade has been mixed this week with ebbing coastal chip shop demand. The declining costal holiday trade has resulted in limited costal bag market trade. However, inland demand has been building as the more autumnal conditions is reportedly starting to raise demand in some regions. Although the volume of potatoes moved is down, higher quality supplies dominate trade resulting in higher prices being reported.

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