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1.4 million tons of potatoes not yet recovered

The clearing work in Belgium continued over the course of the week. But the harvesting machines are still not making rapid progress. The situation remains difficult, particularly in the western growing regions of Belgium. The industry association Fiwap assumes that 11 percent of the areas have not yet been harvested and also reports that the tubers that were recently recovered are hardly storable...
  • large quantities not recovered
  • high losses likely
  • Quality problems
  • good consumer demand food
  • Export demand expected
  • A lack of storage qualities could be detrimental
  • Factories often busy with contract goods

ZMP Market Analyses

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