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Potato Market Update 1st February

Retail sales remain unchanged this week, the food service sector should see some increased business with the bank holiday weekend. Demand for peeling stock remains positive with price holding strong. Early plantings are underway with ground conditions improving. Good progress should be made over the weekend if conditions allow.  

In Europe, fresh markets are reported to be flat but there is good export movement. Sales of product from the E.U. to the U.K were 818,418 tonnes and up 13.2% in the year to October 2022

In the U.K. early plantings have commenced, there have been some ground frosts but conditions are “surprisingly good” and planting of first Lady Rosetta for crisping is “imminent”. Trade is slow but sellers are hoping for higher values. Buyers want quality samples but are not prepared to pay the price. There has been the occasional small increase for premium washed and branded lines.

Rooster box€380€480€430
Rooster 10 kg €4.00€5€4.50

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