Potato cultivation is growing

Kartoffeln Cockpit, 16.05.2014

  • Large French fries sales in Europe and worldwide
  • Dutch processing records and only small raw material supplies
  • Early potato supplies are diverted to Eastern Europe
  • EU 28-harvest 2013 only 54,583 Mt - little more than in the previous year
  • Result of Polish potato crop to 1.1 million tonnes corrected upwards
  • Expected early crop of new frit raw materials
  • Hardly a market for Bintje from Belgium present
  • Dining early potato harvest from all German wine regions at the same time possible
  • Successful sourcing strategy of the processors: contract inventory remains very high

Less power but more processing potatoes

(AMI) Agricultural market information GmbH has compiled this week the country results of the to ask for the cultivation of field crops the operating and harvest reporting-tung in 2014 in order to. As always, these give a first indication of the Flächenentwick lungs of potatoes, even if some country data due to the small sample with caution to enjoy. In total at least comes for Germany in the construction of the Kartoffelan increase of 2.3% out. For the second time in a row the potato area thus has risen again and now 248.300 ha. Was in talks with market participants the impression that rather easily passes back the area under cultivation for starch potatoes, potatoes claim their vorjähriges area and somewhat more potatoes are grown for the exploitation of chips or flakes.

Potato cultivation is growing
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The potatoes market continues to be characterised by largely poor mood. The current and upcoming events are regarded as too large and the prices remain under pressure. Suppliers from the early potato growing areas around the Mediterranean defend their demands however - partly also with some success. Very difficult business of wholesale markets presents itself, because there too many providers to favor of the buyer are competing. The conditions for the marketing of potatoes are better than the mood. Import potatoes in port warehouses are earlier than otherwise go to the tilt. Spaniard waive in favor of an early delivery on earnings growth. Ware potatoes running out or appear gradually. Promote a maturing potatoes in Germany are still not far enough. Whether purpose optimists much too rosy the framework with the mentioned ar-gumenten or if the market beginning June actually in calmer waters, must be reflected. The mood in the market anyway, covers always something.

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