Record production of potatoes in Belgium

Kartoffeln Cockpit, 30.05.2014

  • Low commodity prices create sales - also for Bintje from Belgium
  • Starch industry gives more quality-critical consumption potato stocks
  • 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
  • Expected early crop of new frit raw materials
  • Cultivation expansion for 2014 core areas of frit raw materials production, harvest
  • Versorgungsmonitoring of the EU: to expect higher potato yields
  • Dining early potato harvest in all German areas at the same time possible

Offer staggering earlier expected goods
(AMI) The preliminary results of the evaluation of surface applications from Flanders has a plus in the potato growing by 4.7%. The preliminary analysis of the Walloons comes an area increase of 8.6%. Thus, the consumer potato area for total Belgium adds up to 81.165 ha, a new record. Space applications provide no information about the development of the acreage of early varieties for processing. However, observers on the scene assume that this compared to the previous year has grown. More extensive planting good sales of trading suggests.

Currently, the potato growth is progressing well. It remains the case, the beginning of the Frits commodity harvest will be as 2014 slightly earlier than usual be. However not much comes up first once since the planting season stretched quite far in Belgium contrary to Germany. There were always long rain interruptions. As the biggest burden for the start to the new season, the observers on the scene consider the remaining stock potatoes from the previous year. They are inexpensive and so far at least still very good.

Record production of potatoes in Belgium
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The expectations in relation to the revenue opportunities with frit raw materials of the next season are under the burden of greater supplies not tied and the likely early harvest dates in Central Europe is still rather pessimistic. In addition, the message that even the acreage have been extended in the core areas of raw material production, pours oil into the fire. If no weather negatively the development of crops, is probably not to be expected that the market comes from his feeling low. On the contrary:, if early July good qualities of ware potatoes are offered at low prices, early contract goods should be pushed from the factories. Increase the yields and the proceeds with later seasons of price fall. So far so bad currently evaluates the commodity page. The positive development of French fries sales on the world market could be also a mood boost. He is much too weak, or is not registered. The only consolation that remains at the moment, is that the potato market still rarely according to announcement has emerged.

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