31 July 2020
Trade across all sectors this week remains very lacklustre, with pricing described as a “race to the bottom” by many within the trade.
24 July 2020
New-crop has held the lion’s share of crop movement in potato markets this week. Some old-crop movement continues, mostly for packing and processing jobs in smaller volumes. This old-crop movement should likely reduce to very negligible levels as we move into August, facing more new-crop supplies.
17 July 2020
This week, we have seen a greater transition into new-crop as more supply becomes available. Old-crop movement has fell away and mostly remains for either premium packing markets or processing jobs.
10 July 2020
Prices have remained largely stable on the week. New crop has started to enter most markets, particularly seen in the chipping sector.
3 July 2020
• Coronavirus continues to impede on demand across all sectors, with mixed reviews on what the effect the reopening of pubs and restaurants will have this weekend.
26 June 2020
Trade is quiet this week in the free-buy market across all sectors.
19 June 2020
Free-buy demand across all sectors is generally reported down week on week.
12 June 2020
Free buy demand across all sectors this week seems lacklustre, with all sectors reporting to have been very quiet in general. There is a belief among many that the successive weeks of good weather have curbed consumer demand for potatoes in general.
5 June 2020
Demand remains strong for good quality M Piper in the packing sector. But free-buy trade in other sectors seems to have lessened this week.
29 May 2020
Packing Maris Piper and Whites still hold firm for top quality material.
22 May 2020
With packing markets settling into their new normal FB trade across all sectors is now described as steady.
15 May 2020
Free-buy trade has reportedly levelled out for most of this week. There was an increase in demand for some packing varieties but in the other sectors, trade has remained steady.