Chip prices soar in potato shortage
CHIP-SHOP owners are being forced to raise the price of chips because of the soaring price of potatoes.
Potato prices have doubled in recent months.
The potato crop is forecast to drop from last years 6.8 million tonnes to 6.3m this year. Poor weather has already led to high wastage levels.
- Potato price range widens further, FWi Markets, yesterday (18 January, 1999)
- Potato prices stay high into New Year, FWi Markets, 08 January, 1999
- Prospect of even higher potato prices, FWi Markets, 24 December, 1998
- Financial Times 19/01/99 page 14 (News Digest)