Potato markets

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7 February 2020

GB grower held potato stocks at the end of November 2019 are estimated at 2.88Mt, down 4% from last season and 11% below the five-year average (2014-2018).

31 January 2020

The updated estimate of total potato production in Great Britain for the 2019 crop is 5.10Mt . This is an increase of 182Kt from last season, but 7% below the five-year average (2014-2018, 5.49Mt).

20 December 2019

The second 2019 provisional production estimate from AHDB places the crop at 5.19Mt, with a range of +/- 159Kt.

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.

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