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European potato trade: demand increases, prices under pressure

The potato market has been waiting for a while to see what would happen. Many expected a rebound after the New Year, but that has not been the case. According to an exporter, trade is being pulled towards the colder places in Eastern Europe. Demand is better than in the first weeks of the year, but prices are under pressure. I expect that demand will increase if prices drop a little further. He says that as the season progresses, stocks in Eastern Europe will diminish. “In time more will go, but price will have a large part of play in terms of volumes.” More