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BMEL confirms harvest forecast of the EU Commission

The latest figures from the Federal Ministry of Food and Agriculture confirm the EU Commission's estimates that the potato harvest for 2020 will be above average. Overall, the harvest is estimated at 11.6 million tons and is thus slightly below the expectations of the EU analysts. In Germany, the clearing of potatoes for processing continues. However, the industry still only calls up contract...
  • Harvest stalled in France
  • Drought hinders harvest work
  • No demand for free goods
  • quiet trade in food
  • hardly any export opportunities

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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