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Potato Weekly - 7 September 2018

Publication Date: 
7 September 2018

This week, a decrease in trade was reported in the bag market as the summer holidays ended for many and schools reopened. Prices were reportedly pressured for bag samples as increasing supplies reached the market. Meanwhile, packing trade in England and Scotland was steady, with prices mixed in England. Lifting progress on maincrop was mixed across the country with some making good progress, whilst others are hoping to see some late bulking and delaying burning down.

  • Trade in the English packing market remained largely flat. Prices for 2018 varieties were mixed on the week, with falls for white varieties and rises for M Piper. Old crop trade continues at prices similar to previous weeks.
  • Scottish packing market trade was steady this week for both old and new crop samples. Prices remained largely consistent on the week.
  • As the school holidays draw to an end, coastal chip shop demand has declined. This week’s decrease in demand has been met with an increasing supply as lifting progresses, pressurising the market.

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