European potato market (week 3)

France: The competition from Germany is noticeable for Eastern countries

European physical markets

Price summary (source: NEPG)


Fiwap/PCA market message: industrial potatoes:

Sustained markets for all varieties, with several active industrial buyers. The offer is also quite present. Export to the East continues, at more negotiated prices.

Price for all comers, 35 mm+, min 60% 50 mm+, min 360g/5kg PSE, bulk, friable, departure, excl.VAT, direct delivery:

Bintje: 12.50-15.00 €/q, depending on wholesaler, quality and destination. Peelers have more and more difficulty finding the right batches and pay up to 15.00 €/q for the superior quality (large caliber, good cooking); 

Fontane: around 14.00 €/q; large caliber and good cooking batches are bought by exporters at up to 15.00 €/q for England (industry and peelers);

Challenger: 13.00–14.00 €/q.

Bintje plant: prices do not evolve much, demand is slightly up, more trade. Dutch plant, class A, returned March 2020, by 10 tons, in big-bags excl.VAT:

Caliber 28-35 mm: 58.00-60.00 €/q

Caliber 35–45 mm: 37.00-39.00 €/q

Forward market 

EEX in Leipzig (€/q) Bintje, Agria and related var. for conversion, 40 mm+, min 60% 50mm+:

The industry remains rather passive with few purchases besides the contracted volumes. The actual transactions observed are between 14.00 €/q (Fontane) and 17.25 €/q (Markies) for direct delivery. Temporary offers for delayed delivery have also been made, between 14.00 €/q (February) and 17.00 €/q (April), particularly for Innovator. In export, the absence of Senegal is properly compensated by the demand from many other destinations, so the market remains sustained with producer prices between 15 and 16.5 €/q, depending on the caliber.

Quotation PotatoNL: also available on 

Industrial production, bulk, departure, excl.VAT, Nord Seine, €/qt, min-max (moy)(RNM):

No changes for the industry where volumes remain very limited and prices stable. Innovator continues to receive a little more compared to the other varieties. In export, the decline in activity at the end of the year made prices more discussed and generally down. For Eastern countries, the competition from Germany is noticeable.

The markets are starting again. Good qualities are sought after by traders-packers! Fresh market, firm prices for firm flesh at 23.25 €/q (compared to 23.17 €/q), as well as for soft and mealy flesh at 21.58 €/q (compared to 21.33 €/q). Processing market: stable but firm quotations at the moment for Fontane/Challenger at 13.25-13.75 €/q (unchanged) and stable for Innovator at 15.25-15.75 €/q (unchanged).

Organic potatoes: prices around 65.00-67.00 €/q.

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