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Stock surcharges expected

The producers' expectations of price surcharges in the spring are increasing, and the industry is also expecting prices to rise, so that currently free goods will be bought again and again. As the harvesting progresses, regional quality problems continue to appear. Wireworm, hollow-heartedness and sometimes putrefaction are evident. More quantities than expected turn out to be not storable, which...
  • Lifting work delayed regionally
  • Quality problems / shelf life
  • Export to Belgium and NL starts
  • Full load in industrial companies
  • Harvest pressure in food products
  • Free goods for fried potatoes only rarely asked for

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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