Potato market analysis

Keeping up to date with all of the latest market information is crucial for all in the potato industry. Potato Weekly will provide a regular update on prices and markets in your region and sector. Our Analyst Insight articles will delve deeper into the domestic and international markets to add clarity and insight to potato markets.

Potato Weekly

13 November 2020

The English lockdown seems to have had a limited effect on the free-buy market. Maris Piper is at a premium to other whites in retail.

6 November 2020

Cautious buyers and lack lustre demand have resulted in little free-buy price movement from last week.

30 October 2020

Free buy traded volumes across all sectors are described as being quite average, with many orders fulfilled on contract.

23 October 2020

Demand has been slow this week due to uncertainty around tighter COVID-19 restrictions and the potential increased closure of pubs and restaurants.

16 October 2020

The onset of harsher Covid-19 restrictions and concerns over a second lockdown is reportedly depressing demand this week for both the bags and processing sectors.

9 October 2020

Heavy rainfall across most of the country last weekend halted lifting for most growers at the start of the week.

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Analyst Insight

6 November 2020

Lockdown 2.0 will inevitably effect the potato industry, but the effect is unlikely to be as dramatic as the first lockdown.

6 November 2020

October has seen lift in overall tonnage traded, increasing 17% from September based on material moving through our weekly average price survey (WAPS) sample. Yet, the tonnage traded still lags 9% from the same period last year.

16 October 2020

This planting by variety data includes all sector varieties. Similar to previous years, over 40% of the overall GB potato area is attributed to the Top 10 most chosen varieties.

16 October 2020

Fresh exports up 79 percent from July, narrowing the gap from previous year’s export figures and potentially lending some much-needed price support to a depressed domestic market.

9 October 2020

The 2020 GB planted potato area is one of the lowest on record seeing a 2.3% year-on-year drop.

2 October 2020

Overall free-buy potato trade during September remained minimal. The re-opening of schools did bring some demand to the lower end of the processing sector as anticipated, but prices remained low.


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