Potato market analysis

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Keeping up to date with all of the latest market information is crucial for all in the potato industry. Here we have all of our latest analysis and insight to help guide you through market movements and provide a clear, impartial view on what it all means.

New GB Lifting Report

For the first time, AHDB have comissioned ADAS to provide three lifting reports during the 2019 main crop harvest period. These reports will cover regaional and sector yield and quality information as well as an update on the progress of main crop lifting across GB. We're always looking for feedback on our work, so if you think these reports are useful or can be amended to provide more information please email potatoes.mi@ahdb.org.uk.

Click here to see the latest GB Potato Lifting Report

Analyst Insight

20 December 2019

This autumn has been the wettest across England since 2000 and the fifth wettest on record. What impact might this have on supply levels for the coming season?

13 December 2019

A strong quality premium has emerged, with buyers having to offer higher prices to incentivise movement of good dry supplies from store.

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.