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Potato Stats, Trade, Prices

Potato Stats, Trade, Prices

Western Australian delegation visits Egypt to assess export opportunities seed potatoes
A trade delegation including Western Australian (WA) potato industry leaders toured Egypt in November, confirming the potential to export at least 10,000 tonnes of seed potatoes.
Thursday, December 12, 2019
World Potato Congress Inc. Announces New International Advisor in Kenya - Mr. Wachira Kaguongo
The World Potato Congress is pleased to announce that Mr. Wachira Kaguongo has accepted to become the World Potato Congress Inc.’s (WPC) newest International Advisor.
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
Maine potatoes expected to be in 'strong demand' after disappointing harvest elsewhere
Don Flannery, executive director of the Maine Potato Board, said that poor harvests elsewhere in North America would create a 'strong demand' for Maine-grown potatoes.
Lower potato prices in Ukraine not enough to stop Russian imports
Despite the fact that potato prices are declining in Ukraine, their reduction so far has not been sufficient to stop the huge flow of Russian imports.
Tuesday, December 10, 2019
Patatas Meléndez inaugura un puesto propio en Mercamadrid
Patatas Meléndez, la empresa vallisoletana líder en producción de patata fresca en España, ha inaugurado hoy su presencia en el mercado central de Frutas y Hortalizas en Mercamadrid, con un puesto situados en la nave E del mercado mayorista de la capital.
Monday, December 9, 2019
Japan's Upper House Approves Historic U.S.- Japan Agreement on Agricultural Trade
The National Potato Council cheered the passage of the U.S.- Japan Agreement on Agricultural Trade by Japan’s Upper House.
Extreme weather hits potato processors in the UK for the second year in a row
Potato processors in the United Kingdom and their growers express again extreme concern about the potato supply, due to wet weather and potato varieties grown for processing in particular affected.
U.S. Potato Imports Down on The Whole, Despite Gains in Several Categories
Overall, U.S. potato imports declined slightly during the first quarter (July – September) of the July 2019 – June 2020 marketing year compared to the previous year, dipping 12% in volume and 2% in value.