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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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