The total consumption potato harvest in four of the five important potato-producing countries in the EU is estimated to be at least 20% lower than last year. It is expected to come to well below 20 million tons gross. This estimate was made by the Association of North-western European Potato Growers (NEPG).
This estimate is only based on harvests on continental Europe. End results for Great Britain will be available at the end of the year. This delay in results is because the harvest is still ongoing there. There is a considerable variation in irrigated and non-irrigated fields in all four main potato countries which have been included in the estimate. This variation is also the case with varieties and locations.