South African potato sales grow by 24%

From January until July this year, a total of 12.9 million 10kg more bags of potatoes were reportedly sold on South African fresh produce markets than were sold at the same time period last year; up 24%. As a result, market prices were 37% lower during the same period. For the 2017 marketing year information for more than 44,000 hectares is already available. Indications are that hectares planted will only decrease slightly for 2017 compared to 2016. More