The potato market is coming under increasing pressure. Potatoes from normal storages are often suffering from quality defects. Storage pressure is the dominant problem. At the moment, local produce is hardly being exported, as reports indicate that export goods are offered at more favourable prices in southern Germany.
In addition, Egyptian potatoes are stored in the distribution warehouses, so that the Egyptians will soon be supplementing the local supply in the retail trade more strongly. French tubers are also offered in this country. Price levels of imported goods are acceptable, but they are depressing the local market. Price premiums cannot be achieved this week.
For the time being, the price level corresponds to those of last week. It is not clear whether price premiums will be charged for cold stored goods. There is currently a lack of demand. Consumers are making less use of potatoes, in these mild temperatures.