21 November 2019

Early figures suggest a production level of around 5.1 million tonnes.

8 November 2019

October has brought wide-spread rainfall causing problems for maincrop lifting for much of the country. Although there has been problems with off-field supply, demand has remained fairly steady for free-buy material.

8 November 2019

Earlier in the season we looked set for a decent sized crop to be met with lacklustre demand. However, the adverse weather conditions during lifting has meant that the outlook for this season has taken a U-turn.

18 October 2019

In the case of a no-deal, the UK would be unable to export fresh potatoes into the EU until the UK is granted third country equivalency.

11 October 2019

After the UK has left the EU, immediate impact will be the application of export tariffs on processed potato products.

4 October 2019

By WE01 October, the total maincrop area lifted is estimated at 23% of the total area surveyed

27 September 2019

As most of the UK’s seed exports are to non-EU destinations, long-term impacts would seem minimal but a no-deal scenario could have significant impact to individual businesses in the short term.

20 September 2019

The total 2019 planted GB area (revised estimate) is 118.95Kha. This updated estimate puts the area 1% higher than last year and represents the GB area covered by over 90% of producers.

20 September 2019

88% of total crisp exports are destined for EU markets

6 September 2019

The fresh chipping sector makes up c.12% of total potato production in Great Britain. The market follows season trends with demand driven by chip shop footfall throughout the year.

19 August 2019

Tariffs? Tariff rate quotas? Allocations? We increasingly hear these terms as we approach 31 October Brexit deadline.

16 August 2019

What might be the barriers to European trade (specifically exports) faced by the potato industry?