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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.
Potato acreage in North-western Europe increased

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.
NEPG estimates potato harvest 2018

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

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

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.
Searching for the occasional market for excess potatoes

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.
Amount of stored potatoes in Europe high compared to previous years

Amount of stored potatoes in Europe high compared to previous years

March 01, 2018
The North-Western European Potato Growers report on volume and condition of the potatoes still in storage

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