3 July 2020

The AHDB’s first estimate for the total GB potato area for 2020/21 is 119Kha.

2 July 2020

June has been a relatively quiet month for potato markets. With lockdown measures easing, chipping markets have seen competition from other food service outlets re-opening.

5 June 2020

The release of the end-March stocks estimate did enable the UK domestic market to encapsulate the partial impact that the coronavirus is having on the potato industry.

4 June 2020

The month of May has been relatively static across the industry in general. The initial lockdown caused a divergence in demand between the retail and food service sector.

15 May 2020

In order to aid business decisions, AHDB has today published its potato balance sheet. This highlights supply and demand estimates for the 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons. Evidently, in these ever-changing times, the outlook remains unclear, largely working from scenario B outlined later in this article. These supply and demand estimates will be updated on a regular basis when new data becomes available.

15 May 2020

AHDB analysts provide a view on the impact of coronavirus on current and future supply and demand of potatoes

7 May 2020

For processing markets, coronavirus has affected factory output and reduced demand both domestically, and on the continent.

7 May 2020

Towards the end of March trade of chipping material ceased almost completely. Although there has been some return in trading it is slow. So what does this mean for the rest of the season and maybe next?

1 May 2020

The closure of the UK food service industry has continued to weigh heavily on the potato industry and trade. However, we have seen small signs of recovery towards the latter part of April.

1 May 2020

This is 20% higher than the same point last season and 5% above the 5-year average. This puts end-March stock levels at the highest point since 2017/18 and the third highest since 2012/13.

1 May 2020

We're launching an advertising burst on catch-up TV and social media to promote potatoes

17 April 2020

Economic forecasts have been significantly revised

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