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Global overview of potato markets and trends

Potatoes are grown and consumed all over the world. In the next few weeks, the season in the northern hemisphere will reach its peak. Northern Europe and North America are coming into full production. The forecasts in Europe are cautiously optimistic. In the US, more volume is in storage than last year. Around the Mediterranean, the seasons for the first early potatoes are coming to an end. Cyprus looks back on a good season with lower volumes, but good prices. Egypt had a difficult start, and the Turkish season has been delayed. In Spain, the acreage decreased significantly due to the bad previous season. In Italy, the production is mainly intended for the domestic market. In South America, there are huge differences in potato prices. Indian exporters reckon with a decreasing demand from Arab countries when the Ramadan starts. More