Cultivation/Production, Trends

Even larger EU 2014/15 potato crops weighing on prices

According to the latest Potato Market Dynamics Report by Potato Council in Britain, production estimates in North-Western Europe, already known to be strong, have seen upwards revisions following the receipt of additional yield data – now exceeding 28Mt from a record 547,000ha. This final estimate of 5.74MT is nearly 3% higher than the 2013 estimate of 5.58Mt. The four mainland NEPG countries increased plantings in 2014 by between 3% and 6% from 2013. There has been considerable variation in the rise of average yields among the mainland countries with Germany up 26%, Belgium 17%, France 12% and the Netherlands 7% compared to 2013. Full report

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