The German market for consumption potatoes remains in balance
Fresh Common Potato
Market & Price Trends
Published Nov 29, 2023
The German market for local potatoes remains dominant, with small volumes of imports from France, Italy, and the Netherlands. Trading is quiet and prices are stable. In Thuringia, there was an above-average harvest of potatoes this year, with a 33% increase compared to last year. In Schleswig-Holstein, the wet weather is causing difficulties in clearing fields and reducing the supply of field potatoes, leading to price increases. In Rhineland-Palatinate, the demand for potatoes for consumption is stable, but there are concerns about failures due to the wet conditions. In Niedersachsen and Hessen, there were no changes in prices compared to the previous week.
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The supply on the German market was still dominated by local potatoes for consumption. A large number of varieties were available. According to the BLE, imports from France, Italy and the Netherlands supplemented trade with small volumes. For the most part, trading was quiet and prices remained stable. NRW:The market for consumption potatoes remains in balance. There are reports of increasing export requests. The quality is described as varying, but generally good. The industrial market is dynamic. The REKA quotation was increased again by 3-5 euros/100 kg. Thuringia: An above-average number of potatoes were harvested in Thuringia this year. Compared to last year, an increase of approximately 33% was recorded and the long-term average per hectare was exceeded by 5%, as the Stattisches Staatsamt in Erfurt announced last Thursday. On average, growers harvested just under 38 tons of potatoes per hectare, with a total quantity of 45,100 tons. This is less than half of the 2014 ...