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Potato Weekly - 22 August 2011

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22 August 2011

  • The overall GB Average Price fell by £17.06/t to £120.65/t last week. The Free Market Average also fell by £8.62/t to £90.44/t
  • Free-buy packing demand was limited last week, with most packers continuing to concentrate on moving contracted supplies
  • Some growers are burning off for storage earlier than usual, as some crops reach their potential and start to senesce
  • Lifting is estimated at 22,550 ha (18%), compared with 21,000 ha (17%) in 2010 and 14,500 ha (11%) in 2009  

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