Increasing price trends continued on the potato market in Poland this week, according to analysts of the EastFruit project.
Thus, at the end of the week, Polish farmers sell high quality potatoes at $ 0,31-0,39 / kg, which is on average 16% more expensive than at the end of the previous week, and is already 4,7 times higher on average than in the same period last year.
According to market participants, the supply of quality products on farms continues to decline. At the same time, demand in this segment remains quite active both on the part of retail chains and large wholesale companies. In these circumstances, farmers got the opportunity to again raise selling prices.
In turn, traders cannot compensate for the increased demand by supplying last year's imported products. At the moment, they offer potatoes produced in the Netherlands or Belgium at prices ranging from $ 0,39-0,44 / kg.
Meanwhile, the early-season supply chain continues to gain momentum. Currently, Cyprus is the key supplier of imported potatoes of a new crop, and prices for such products are announced at around $ 0,63-0,73 / kg.
A source: https://www.fruit-inform.com