News on Potato Prices from Asia
Potato export China hits another record in August
October 04, 2022
Relevant data show that from January to August 2022, China exported about 220,300 tons of fresh or refrigerated potatoes (except for seeds, the same below), an increase of about 2.57% compared with the same period last year.
Potato farmers from Cyprus will take action if government does not support them
May 24, 2022
Following the rise in prices that has been at the centre of disputes and protests all over Cyprus in recent weeks, potato farmers said on Thursday they will also take action if the government does not intervene to support them.
Food crisis in Ukraine... South Korean domestic potato prices soar
May 16, 2022
Potato prices continue to rise. At the Garak Market in Seoul on the 4th, a box of 20 kg of potatoes was sold at KRW 75,367 (about USD 58.48). Compared to the average value (48,105 won) from 2019 to 2021, it rose by 57%.
Potato Production in key production areas of India affected by Unseasonal Rains and Heat Wave
May 12, 2022
Potato production in the current crop year is estimated to be 53.60 mt, down from 56.17 mt last year, according to the Ministry of Agriculture's first estimate of horticulture production.
Uzbekistan may become one of the five largest potato importers in the world by the end of 2021
December 08, 2021
According to EastFruit analysts, Uzbekistan may become one of the five largest potato importers in the world by the end of 2021. Following the results of 11 months, Uzbekistan has already set a new record of potato imports.
Frozen French Fries Production in China Expands
October 04, 2021
In a recent report USDA-FAS forecasts a fresh potato production in China of 94 million tons for marketing year 2021/22. This is a 5% decrease from the estimated 99 million tons in the previous year, a result of decreased acreage.
Indian Government removes restrictions on potato imports from Bhutan
July 01, 2021
With retail potato prices rising sharply over April and May, the government of India has decided to permit the import of Potatoes from Bhutan without any license up to June 30, 2022.
In Georgia, potato prices hit historic lows, stocks are at record levels, and imports are increasing
April 20, 2021
The Georgian team of EastFruit analysts draws attention to the unusual situation in the Georgian potato market this season.
Costly seed potatoes and a low guaranteed selling price (MSP) could spell disaster for West Bengal farmers
March 18, 2021
Potato cultivators in West Bengal were afraid they will face severe losses as the price of good quality seeds have skyrocketed even as the minimum support price (MSP) fixed has remained relatively low.