News on Potato Stats, Trade, Prices from Belgium
Challenging 2023 Season for European Seed Potatoes
September 21, 2023The European seed potato industry has a long history of producing and supplying high-quality planting material to European and overseas growers.
Average potato production in North-western-Europe threatened by quality issues
September 14, 2023The last 4 months was not easy going for the potato production in the NEPG region. But despite the difficult weather conditions, first yield estimates suggest a return to multi-year averages, with an estimated harvest of around 23 million tonnes of potatoes.
Potato acreage in North-western Europe up 2 to 3 percent. Questions about total production remain
July 08, 2023The North-western European Potato Growers (NEPG) estimate the area of ware potatoes has increased by 2 to 3%. This is slightly higher than the record in 2020, when it was 522.000 ha for the EU-4 (NL, BE, DE, FR).
NEPG provides an update on the potato situation in France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany: more potatoes needed!
January 30, 2023The North-western European Potato Growers (NEPG) report on the potato market in the NEPG zone (France, Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany)
WTO rejects Colombian anti-dumping duties on frozen fries from Belgium, Germany and The Netherlands
December 23, 2022Arbitrators have in substance ruled in favour of the EU in the first WTO appeal dealt with under the ‘Multi-party interim appeal arbitration arrangement', known as the ‘MPIA'.
NEPG reports a 6% drop in potato production in North-western Europe and warns high costs could reduce potato area in 2023
November 17, 2022During its last meeting on November 9, 2022, the NEPG estimated that the total potato production 2022 in the NEPG zone (EU-04) will be down by 6 % compared to last year.
Belgapom quotation will newly add potato variety Challenger this season
September 20, 2022As of the new storage potato season, the Belgapom price committee will note the most frequently used price for the trade in potatoes of the Fontane and Challenger varieties.
NEPG: Climate change will reduce the total potato production in Belgium, Netherlands, France and Germany by 7 to 11 % despite an increase in hectares
September 15, 2022During its last meeting prior to Potato Europe 2022, the North-western European Potato Growers (NEPG) estimates that global potato production in the NEPG zone (EU-04) will be down by 7 to 11 %.
NEPG: New potato season about to begin with many uncertainties
June 30, 2022Mid-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…
Current contract prices would make it practically impossible to keep growing potatoes in Belgium
June 12, 2022There are plenty of potatoes coming from Spain at the moment. Everyone's busy with their main harvest, and this year's quality is exceptional, especially from the Seville region.