Plantings have been halted over the past few weeks due to wet weather conditions. As markets re-adjust post pandemic, growers are reminded to be mindful of this when planning for the 2022 season. The cost and availability of fertiliser remains to the fore for growers along with rising energy costs. Similar sentiment is echoed across Europe.
In Europe, prices for fresh potatoes are steady but export markets are still weak and supplied mainly by seed tops. Demand from Eastern Europe had been falling off but the large influx of Ukraine citizens may create fresh interest. Transport cost is a huge issue at present. Diesel prices have escalated to the point that forward prices are not being offered and buyers are having to accept on the day quotes. Plantings have also been delayed across the U.K. due to wet weather conditions.
|Rooster 10 kg||€4||€5||€4.50|
|Queens 10 kg bag||€5||€6||€5.50|