Rapid degradation of the potato stocks in the Netherlands

Kartoffeln Cockpit, 23.05.2014

  • Low commodity prices create sales - also for Bintje from Belgium
  • French fries sales booming in Europe and worldwide
  • Record in Dutch processing and only small raw material supplies
  • Abate early potato shipments from the South-Eastern Mediterranean region
  • EU 28-harvest 2013 only 54,583 Mt - little more than in the previous year
  • Expected early crop of new frit raw materials
  • Cultivation expansion for 2014 core areas of frit raw materials production, harvest
  • Clever shopping strategy of the processors: contract inventory remains very high
  • Versorgungsmonitoring of the EU: to expect higher potato yields
  • Dining early potato harvest in all German areas at the same time possible

Cheap commodity prices create demand

(AMI) In the Netherlands, the removal of the potato stocks made good progress also in April. Inventories were smaller than to the respective date to May 1 in the previous years. Only in the ver last year, they were still low due to the very small harvest. Accounting for harvesting, trade and processing data, which was released on May 16 in the Netherlands comes to this conclusion. As in the previous months the export of consumption potatoes turned out less in April than usual.May 1, 2014 until 659.545 t a cash outflow. Last year, there were 815.187 t. In contrast to the export, processing under high load of French fries factories continued very lively. 316.300 t raw materials were used, what the status of the season at 3,055 (previous year: 2,928) million t brought a new record,. Mathematically, the inventory reduction totaled, but without taking into account of the domestic consumption of fresh potatoes, in the past few months to more than 300,000 t. the recent pace continues, the harvest would be cleared 2013 in the second half of June. Meanwhile low commodity prices should be a good incentive to proceed with the processing speed if the grades are correct.

Rapid degradation of the potato stocks in the Netherlands
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After commodity prices have fallen far enough, the demand comes back in the Western belt of fries. The clearance of stocks - usually with good quality ten - continues, so that inventories are maybe used up when the new raw material from this year's crop. Significant optimism can be but does not derive from itself. French fries potatoes have grown further in recent times under unchanged conditions and could in early July extensive ste-hen, as planned on contracts available. Since then at the same time work holiday and maintenance periods on - stand, will it be hard for excess amounts of early varieties to find enough sales. Stretch back the offer is also limited, because connection rates also are expected soon. Only weather can tear probably currently the mood on Anbietersei-te from its low.

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