Cultivation/Production, Europe, UK, Ireland, Trends, Weather/Climate

Spanish potato production down by 15-20%

The FEPEX Potato Committee, which met this week in Madrid, confirmed that this year’s production will be between 15% and 20% smaller than last year’s. The Committee also analyzed the prospects for the next season, in which the price of seed will be decisive, and it prepared the sector’s participation in coming international meetings.

Regarding the 2018 campaign, which has just come to an end, FEPEX confirmed that the 15% to 20% fall in the production compared to 2017 was mainly due to adverse weather conditions. The fall has been recorded in all the main producing regions of Castile-Leon, Andalusia and Murcia.

Regarding the 2019 season, the Committee said that it is not yet possible to predict the acreage or the production volume, since Andalusia, which is the earliest region, is only starting to plant now, and Castile-Leon won’t start until March. However, it was pointed out that the high price of seed will be decisive, especially for potatoes intended for processing.

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