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Sentiment on the processing market remains good

At the food market , producers are waiting for impulses. So far, these have not been forthcoming, even with the change of month. Peeling companies still show no need for free quantities and exports to Eastern Europe are still at a low level. Around Easter, it is expected that the first early potatoes from export will find their way onto German supermarket shelves. However, cultivation in Egypt...
  • needs of the factories
  • small EU crop
  • low inventories
  • Storage pressure due to mild temperatures
  • declining consumer demand for fresh potatoes

ZMP Market Analyses

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