Potato Weekly - 13 March 2020

Friday, 13 March 2020

At a glance

  • Demand across all sectors this week has been mixed. With the COVID-19 position developing at pace, market reactions are changing frequently. Some reports have suggested increased retail sales over the short term. Meanwhile, the food service sector is experiencing a hit on demand as footfall decreases with more people self-isolating. Should the situation escalate, this may well be exacerbated.
  • After reports over successive weeks of growers pressuring for a price increase, we have had reports of slight increases not deterring demand.
  • Earlies planting progression is still a key watch point. If significantly delayed this marketing year could extend.

Anthony Speight

Analyst Cereals and Oilseeds

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