ZMP Potatoes News-Cockpit

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The early potato harvest continues to be delayed

The start of the season for early potatoes from domestic cultivation is still a long way off. The first trial clearings in Lower Saxony and southern Germany have already taken place. Regionally there could be the first direct marketing products next week, but the big start is expected for the days after Whitsun. Table potatoes from the old harvest are still abundant and traded at stable prices....
  • increasing exports
  • Delays in early potatoes
  • Demand picked up again in Belgium and NL
  • Decline in the area under cultivation
  • Corona easing varies from region to region
  • Major events are still missing
  • Rainfalls encourage growth

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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