The strong German potato demand could still be met

Fresh Common Potato
Market & Price Trends
Published Dec 15, 2023

Tridge summary

Despite an increase in the availability of early potatoes, the demand was limited due to high prices and the dominance of German products in the market. The demand for organic potatoes decreased in October and prices remained high, with reports of numerous lots of potatoes that could no longer be harvested. In various regions of Germany, the demand for potatoes has increased in the lead-up to the holidays, but there are concerns about the availability of seed potatoes and the impact of weather on the harvest.
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Original content

Although the availability of early potatoes increased, the supply could only generate limited interest due to the high prices. Meanwhile, German products dominated the market and consistently convinced in quality. According to the BLE, the imports from France, the Netherlands and Italy were only of a supplementary nature. Demand was met effortlessly and prices tended to remain constant. The demand for organic potatoes was lower in October for the second month in a row than in the same month last year. The analysis by Agrarmarkt Informations-Gesellschaft (AMI) of the household panel data of the Gesellschaft für Konsumforschung (GfK) shows a decrease of 18.7% for October. Rhineland-Palatinate: The potato market is starting to pick up in the run-up to the holidays. The price level is also high in retail, with more favorable prices only being awarded as part of individual promotions. The supply is sufficient. Despite pre-sorting, sorting waste at packaging companies remains high. At ...
Source: AGF
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