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Potato markets

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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.

15 May 2020

In order to aid business decisions, AHDB has today published its potato balance sheet. This highlights supply and demand estimates for the 2018/19, 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons. Evidently, in these ever-changing times, the outlook remains unclear, largely working from scenario B outlined later in this article. These supply and demand estimates will be updated on a regular basis when new data becomes available.

15 May 2020

AHDB analysts provide a view on the impact of coronavirus on current and future supply and demand of potatoes

7 May 2020

Packing markets continue at a steady pace with just small upticks reported for the time of year. Some increased movement in the bags market but the loss of the tourism trade is very much being felt.

7 May 2020

For processing markets, coronavirus has affected factory output and reduced demand both domestically, and on the continent.

7 May 2020

Towards the end of March trade of chipping material ceased almost completely. Although there has been some return in trading it is slow. So what does this mean for the rest of the season and maybe next?

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