Potato market analysis

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




GB Potatoes: Market Intelligence 2019/20

The new digital version of GB Potatoes 2019 is now online!

Click here for all the latest industry information, infographics and interactive dashboards.

Analyst Insight

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.

11 October 2019

After the UK has left the EU, immediate impact will be the application of export tariffs on processed potato products.

4 October 2019

By WE01 October, the total maincrop area lifted is estimated at 23% of the total area surveyed

27 September 2019

As most of the UK’s seed exports are to non-EU destinations, long-term impacts would seem minimal but a no-deal scenario could have significant impact to individual businesses in the short term.

20 September 2019

The total 2019 planted GB area (revised estimate) is 118.95Kha. This updated estimate puts the area 1% higher than last year and represents the GB area covered by over 90% of producers.