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European potato market (week 2)

Belgium: Better effective demand and fairly weak supply

European physical markets

Price summary (source: NEPG):

Nq = no quotation


Fiwap/PCA Market Message: Industrial potatoes:

Firm markets for all varieties, with a better effective demand and a fairly weak supply. Export is still active with a good demand from Eastern countries.

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

Bintje: 12.50-15.00 €/q, depending on caliber, 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: 12.50-14.00 €/q; large caliber and top cooking batches are bought by exporters at up to 15.00 €/q for England (industry and peeling);

Challenger: 12.50-14.00 €/q.

Bintje plant: very little trade, low demand. Indicative prices. 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, 40mm+, min 60% 50mm +:

Little activity reported at the beginning of the year, while businesses are slowly starting up again. But the tendency remains “calmly sustained”. Factories did not work full-time over the past 2 weeks and are now regaining their tempo. Export went well until Christmas and should be less intense in the coming weeks towards Africa, but more intense to Eastern countries, which are still showing interest, representing nice prospects, especially Romania and Poland.

Quotation PotatoNL: also available on 


Unwashed industrial potatoes, bulk, departure, excl.VAT, Nord Seine, €/qt, min-max (moy)(RNM):

Fresh market, firm prices for firm flesh at 23.17 €/q (compared to 23.00 €/q) at the end of the year, as well as for soft and mealy flesh at 21.33 €/q (compared to 21.25 €/q). Processing market: quotations are up in week 51, stable but firm at the moment for Fontane/Challenger at 13.25-13.75 €/q (compared to 13.00-13.50) and stable for Innovator at 15.25-15.75 €/q (compared to 15.25-15.75 €/q).

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

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