Potato market background Two heavy crop years coupled with consumption falling Producer numbers down a third in past 10 years to 2,150 registered growers in 2014 2014 acreage of 121,000ha (similar to 2013) produced 5.7m tonne crop – up 3% on 2013 November estimated GB stock 200,000t higher than a year earlier North-west European potato crop of 28m tonnes is 4m tonnes above five-year average About 75% of GB crop is grown on pre-season contract or for a committed buyer […]
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