Imports and exports of fresh potatoes in July 2020 were down year-on-year. For processed potato products the story was slightly different. An increased volume of processed potato products have moved out of the UK but less imported compared to previous Julys.
Import volumes had been suppressed for several years and 2020 was no different. However, the farmgate price difference between British and New Zealand lamb has widened to the widest level for this time of year since 2016. This could mean that more New Zealand product is attracted onto the UK market.
In the week ending 16 September the GB liveweight NSL SQQ dropped 3p, to 208.78p/kg. Prices continue to trend at a high level for the time of year, being 44p above year earlier levels and up 43p on the five-year average.