Potato prices climb across Europe
HIGHER potato prices across Europe powered futures contract volumes by 76% last month on the London International Financial Futures and Options Exchange (Liffe).
Liffes potato contract recorded average daily volume of 1749 trades in February compared with 994 during the same month last year.
The jump in potato prices since late last year is the result of wet weather squeezing supplies.
- Spud price gap remains, FWi Markets, 02 March, 1999
- Veg prices stoke UK inflation, FWi, 20 January, 1999
- Yesterdays trading on Liffe
- Financial Times 04/03/99 page 38 (News Digest)