ZMP Potatoes News-Cockpit

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Potato prices are still under pressure

The market for processing potatoes was again more than calm this week. When goods are called off, it is mostly contract potatoes, excess quantities still find no buyers. The export business is also more than sluggish and cannot give the market any impetus. Only types that can be used for chip production are enjoying increased demand and are being requested extensively. In Germany the harvest is...
  • Increased demand from private households
  • Good sales for types of chips
  • Special promotions in food retail
  • Supply exceeds demand
  • Corona pandemic
  • Hardly any demand for free quantities

ZMP Market Analyses

  • Veredelungskortoffeln

    (Text and graphics by Hans Jürgen Hölzmann, agricultural engineer, Meckenheim, February 21, 2020) Every year in February the buyers offer the new contracts for the bearing types for the "french raw material" such as B. Agria, Callenger and Fontane. Depending on the market situation, the conditions for fixed-price contracts change...

  • The quotes for processing potatoes

    Since the middle of November the price index for processing potatoes is listed on the EEX in Leipzig again. This index represents the average spot market quotations for goods that are free (from farm stock) the standard varieties for prompt delivery in the Western European countries. Through this index and the futures market prices, the market...

  • Market situation for processing potatoes

    The potato crop in Western Europe was completed in the last few days. The mostly weak this year qualities and yields could be harvested thus at least completely. From the individual countries, the statistical authorities so after report the estimated results that indicate a...

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