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18 September 2020

• Contracted material has accounted for the vast majority of trade taking place over the last week. Free-buy markets remain lacklustre overall.

11 September 2020

This week has seen free-buy trade fall once again. Movement of supplies on contract continues to hold the majority in potato markets. Repeat orders, in some cases with lower volumes, form the common comments this week rather than fresh demand.

4 September 2020

The week has been described as relatively quiet across the board, with many supplies across all sector utilised mainly on contract.

28 August 2020

Bags prices have remained somewhat stable week-on-week although free-buy markets have remained slow with contracted material continuing to be utilised.

21 August 2020

Free-buy markets continue to see pressure on prices. Increasingly available supply for markets has met a widespread muted level of demand.

14 August 2020

Free-buy markets are still somewhat pressured this week.

7 August 2020

Once again trade across the week has been described as relatively subdued.

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.

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