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NEPG provides an update on the potato situation in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany: more potatoes needed!

January 30, 2023
The North-western European Potato Growers (NEPG) report on the potato market in the NEPG zone (France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany)
New potato season about to begin with many uncertainties

NEPG: New potato season about to begin with many uncertainties

June 30, 2022
Mid-May, many potato growers in North-western Europe were hoping for an end of season with prices around EUR 30/100 kg, but rain brought a stop to that hope…
Belgapom quotation from 2021-2022 season only for potato variety Fontane.

Belgapom quotation next season only for potato variety Fontane

September 03, 2021
As of the new storage potato season, the Belgapom price committee will only note the most frequently used price for the trade-in potatoes of the Fontane variety.
Potato harvest in full swing in North-western Europe; Average Yields expected.

Average Potato Yields expected in North-western Europe

September 14, 2020
The NEPG (North-Western European Potato Growers) have estimated that the overall consumption potato yields are on 5 years average level.
Vrije markt voor aardappelen ingestort door coronavirus

Free market for potatoes in Belgium collapsed due to COVID-19

March 24, 2020
Due to COVID-19 the free market of potatoes has completely collapsed. The PCA/Fiwap and the Belgapom price quotation has been suspended because of a lack of transactions on the free market of potatoes.
Estimates of the potato growing area in North-western Europe as provided by the North-western-European Potato Growers (NEPG) in June 2019

Potato acreage in North-western Europe increased

June 11, 2019
Based upon a provisional estimation of the NEPG (North-Western European Potato Growers) the area in the 5 largest potato countries increased to 609.000 ha of consumption potatoes, a 2.4% increase.
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Secondary growth (NL: doorwas), especially for the potato variety Bintje, is the most important quality issue this year
(Courtesy: Farm Frites)

North-western European Potato Growers: harvest down 20 percent at least

November 08, 2018
The total potato harvest in the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and France in 2018 will be at least 20 percent lower than last year, according to the latest estimates of the North-western European Potato Growers (NEPG).
Potato Field affected by drought in the Netherlands, where the situation is very comparable to the situation in Belgium
(Courtesy: Arjen de Vos)

Continuing drought and extreme heat a disaster for the potato harvest and processors

August 08, 2018
The extreme heat and drought is a disaster for the upcoming potato harvest. And for processors too: in Belgium, potato chips manufacturer Roger&Roger (Croky) temporarily halts production of some its flavours to manage the lack of potato supply.
Recently planted potato field in the Netherlands.

Despite current low prices, more potatoes planted in North-western Europe

May 10, 2018
The NEPG (North-Western European Potato Growers) estimate that the growers in the 5 leading potato growing countries will plant 0,4% more potatoes than last year.
What to do if in a certain season there are just too much potatoes? That's the question Belgian and French potato organisations try to answer in this new project.

Searching for the occasional market for excess potatoes

April 16, 2018
Organisations representing potato farmers in Belgium and France, have started a project (interreg-GEPOS) to look for alternative destinations for potatoes in Belgium and the North of France in seasons marked by large surpluses.


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