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Lockdown effect: British potato stocks 20 percent higher than last year

Potato stocks held by growers at the end of March were 20% higher than the same point last year due to the impact of Covid-19 on consumer demand. Figures from AHDB show that the stocks of potatoes in Britain totalled 1.19 million tonnes, which is 5 percent above the five-year average, the FarmingUK team reports.

Drawdown, the rate at which potatoes are delivered from store, was 2 percent down on average between January and March.

David Eudall, head of arable market specialists at AHDB, explained that the figures are from the end of March, so they only include one week of the

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