Stats show New Zealand potato prices nearly doubled in the last 10 years

The price of potatoes in New Zealand has almost doubled in the last 10 years, according to Statistics New Zealand. In 2006, potatoes cost $1.10 a kilo, that had risen to $2.10 in September this year. Potato prices hit a 10-year high of $2.25 a kilo in January this year. Retail price of potatoes in New Zealand. Potato prices hit a 10-year high of $2.25 a kilo in January this year. Unseasonable weather created planting and harvesting problems this month, leading to a shortage of potatoes used for crisps. Potatoes New Zealand chief executive Chris Claridge said last week that potato farmers we’re about 20 per cent behind on planting across the country because of wet weather. More