Potato prices climb across Europe


04 March 1999


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.

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