Price of potatoes drops by 40% in Canary Islands as British market reopens

The announcement of the end of restrictions on potato imports from the UK has already had a positive impact on potato prices in the Canary Islands. The Association of Supermarkets of the Canary Islands (Asuican), reported that during the period of the ban on British potato imports, the average price of potatoes had risen to €2.60 per kilo, while locally-produced potatoes reached as high as €5 per kilo in some stores.

Asuican now says that prices have now dropped to approximately €1.60 per kilo, representing a nearly 40% reduction compared to the average price during the import restrictions and a significant 68% decrease from their peak. The lifting of the import ban followed an extensive process involving numerous meetings between the Spanish Ministry of Agriculture and its UK counterpart.


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