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Potato Market Update 10th May

Consumption is reported to be stable with trade for the food service sector also secure aided by the colder weather conditions. Continued reports of trade for packing quality material is strong as markets significantly tighten. Planting progresses slowly around the country throughout the sporadic rainfall. As recommended by Teagasc, crops that are being planted into mid-May will not have that long of a season therefore growers should be conscious that crops will not need as much nitrogen this year. Trade within the peeling market remains buoyant with strong prices continuing. 

In Northern Europe, stocks have been moved back into the market as free buy processing stocks tighten, resulting in prices being pushed higher. Export markets are much quieter this week but movement continues from Germany to Poland and Czech Republic. In the U.K, temperatures have warmed allowing soils to dry and planting to continue throughout the country.  Yields are currently “disappointing” but should quickly improve in the warmer weather.

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