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Sector | Potatoes and Onions

Study points to future decline PEI potato yields due to climate change

Northwest Malaysia

Officials set up red onion cultivation project in Perak Tengah

Market and Crop Update for April 18, 2024

'Onion quality looks excellent and customers are happy to get going with our new season'

Georg Kolmhofer of Sesur on the start of the harvest in Seville:

"Initial forecasts point to an early but manageable early potato harvest"

Jurgen Duthoo, Warnez:

"Expensive imported potatoes - imbalance between quality and prices is difficult to explain"
Western New York

Onion planting in Elba’s mucklands

Nelson company resumes use of local kūmara for crisps in New Zealand

Kenyan consumers opt for alternatives as red onion prices soar

On April 1, 2024

Northwest Region potato stocks totaled 98.5 million hundredweight

Potato Market Update 17th April

'Shortage of supply means packing quality stock is commanding a premium in Ireland'

Shifting from commodity to value-added

Organic and specialty potato categories continue to grow

Holland Onions exports turnover up 49%, shatters 1 billion euros level in 2023

In 2023 potatoes were not exported from Armenia

What are the reasons?

Prices for onions in Uzbekistan hit historic lows

Romanian onion farmer invests €8 million in warehouse facility near Bucharest

Potato prices surge in India due to impact of erratic rainfall

Wholesale inflation is trending in India

Onion farmgate price drop in Oriental Mindoro

Concern among producers at the start of the Spanish potato campaign

Europatat and other stakeholders raise concerns over proposed Plant Reproductive Material amendments

Rufus Pilgrim - R.S. Cockerill

"We will predominantly grow seed for our crisping and fresh customers"

Introducing pathogen tested sweet potatoes in Papua New Guinea

Joost Debeuckelaere, Waltson Chips:

"Major players' growth means more processing potatoes needed"

Nicolas Paille, Noirmoutier cooperative

Innovations in potato varieties, packaging and agroecology

India lifts ban on onion exports to Sri Lanka

Some harvesting of California onions to begin this week

Egyptian potatoes gain access to the Moroccan market

Onion auction resumes in Nashik, India, after 14 days

Rinus Wisse, Wiscomex:

"Quite a lot of onions must, somehow, still be moved"

Potato prices surge in parts of India

Traders suffer from onion market disruptions in Maharashtra

Egypt will be exporting potatoes to Morocco and strawberries to Canada

Wim van de Ree, Nedato:

"A sower is a mower"

Simon Vale - Balle Bros

"New Zealand exports with the early focus on the EU and UK markets, with a move towards Asia from now"

Javier Boceta, from Meijer Ibérica: "The first early new potato harvests in Seville will start next week"

"The factories are eagerly awaiting the launch of this new potato variety"

Lindert Moerdijk, MSP Onions:

"Differences in onion quality are confusing for end customers, and the price drop was partly unnecessary"

Congresswoman Pingree leads bipartisan opposition to USDA reclassification of potatoes

Senators want Biden's help to open Japanese market to the U.S. potato industry

Potato price surge in Navi Mumbai due to supply decrease

Indian government to roll out direct transfer scheme for onion farmers

André Dippenaar – DW Fresh

Loadshedding causes state of profound flux in the vegetable market

PAYR, the Finnish Potato Sector Association, joins Europatat

Some Malayali expats are stuffing their suitcases with onions when returning to the UAE

Potato Market Update 10th April

'Consumption and sales remain very strong for this time of year'

Potato Market Report weeks 14-15:

"In the ware potato market, prices remained relatively stable"

Strong Roots set for global growth as McCain Foods deepens partnership

Plantas de Boniato Miguel Guerra:

"In Spain, a new region has emerged as a very interesting sweet potato producer"

McCain Foods sees revenue boost in the UK

An 8 million investment in onion storage in Romania

Thulani Magida - Juta Agritech:

Competing meaningfully in the vegetable market

House of Representatives monitors onion supply and price stability in Philippines

“In Brazil we have to discard lots and lots of sweet potatoes”

Work is done to develop Dutch potato variety value chain in Uganda

Kenyan farmers to receive boost from new laboratory facility

Wet weather impacts Northern Ireland's potato farming

Fritz Hofbeck GmbH
Bavaria: Last storage potatoes and onions of the season in circulation

"Due to the war, there is a shortage of personnel for sorting in Israel"

President Yoon Suk Yeol's supermarket visit sparks controversy

Green onions become entangled in politics in South Korea

Heightened vegetable prices contribute to food inflation concerns in India

Indian growers claim discrepancies in the pricing of onions exported to UAE

Introducing California flat sweet onions to year-round program

Jorge Esturillo, from Cebestur:

"The Canary Islands demand large onions virtually all year round, especially during the peak season"

Onion price surge impacts Nairobi consumers

Made up of Patatas Hijolusa, Agrícola Villena and Natuber:

Creation of Somos Hijolusa potato operator group, with a turnover exceeding €200 million

New Zealand onion growers benefit from early FTA ratification with the EU

"The onion market is in a wait-and-see mode, experiencing minimal growth at this time.”

PFVA requests two-week extension to current onion export prohibition

Benoit Labouille, SCEA de Pinchagut

French sweet potato faces strong competition from Egypt


Analysts predict a drop in potato prices ahead of summer

Easter saw stronger potato movement

Early potato campaign kicks off in Cartagena, and will soon start in Seville as well

Potato Market Report Weeks 13/14

"Storage and early potatoes share the market"

Chattogram, Bangladesh

Good yield suits Chandpur district potato farmers

Egypt resumes onion exports as there is a surplus in the national crop reserves

Bart Nemegheer, De Aardappelhoeve:

"First Spanish early potatoes were in stores before Easter"

Pakistan opens gateway to Central Asia with first potato shipment to Tajikistan


Potato sector starts the sixth consecutive year with positive profitability

Why North Carolina could see a short season on sweet potatoes

Will Asia’s acute onion shortage become the norm in coming years?

Financial risk associated with potato farming has increased in Norfolk

Sam Vasala - Sai World

"It seems that Dutch traders have found onions late in their season"

The Ministry refuted claims that farmers cannot sell potatoes, resorting to feeding them to livestock

The Ministry of Kyrgyzstan plans to boost potato exports to Uzbekistan and China

Canadians are investing in Ukraine's potato sector

Setting up two facilities specifically for onion storage

Cameroon announces significant investment in agricultural storage units

Indian government allows exports of 10,000 tons of onions to UAE

Potential global potato shortage ahead

Potato export from India sees significant increase in January 2024

Robert Doig - Caledonia Potatoes

“In Scotland even if we don’t start planting until the 15th of April it is no big crisis"

Notification of intent to continue the vegetable and fresh potato EPPR levies

Increased sweet potato production in Zimbabwe

Potato Market Update 3rd April

'Current potato stocks continue to tighten - gap in the market is very possible'

Uncertainty over Egyptian onion volumes

"We still don't yet know what the prices will be like"

Bill Gates' farm among suppliers of potatoes for McDonald's fries


Very positive advertising post-test for new French potato campaign

"Prices of Egyptian onion unlikely to decrease compared to last year"

Pakistan's potato sector faces seed challenges

Maarten van Damme, Dacomex:

"Dutch onion market misled by speculation and overly high expectations"

Section Nationale Echalote

“A variety not recognized as a shallot should not be sold as such”

SCA Origine Cévennes

Sustained trade and very good quality for sweet Cévennes onions

Bangladesh might face 30 per cent shortfall in potato production

Kazakhstan has exported over 86,000 tons of onions since 2024

Egyptian onion exports resume after a six-month ban

Bangladesh may see potato prices soar later this year

First consignment of imported onions to arrive in Bangladesh today

Responding to export ban by India

Sri Lanka turns to China for onion imports

Irish farmers face planting dilemma due to rainfall and field conditions

Seen from Freddi Prodotti Ortofrutticoli's perspective

Onion standstill in anticipation of overseas developments

Jörg Sailer from ALPHA Fruit at the Munich Wholesale Market:

"The city of Munich requires a customer-focused, sustainable, and affordable solution for the wholesale market"

Potato Market Update 27th March

Planting of early potato crops has been limited in Ireland

Potato Market Report Week 13:

"For both table and early potatoes, prices showed an upward trend"

Kazakh Ministry of Agriculture works on onion export to Georgia and Azerbaijan

Year’s first rationed potatoes arrived in Havana

Brazil relies on onion stocks from Ituporanga and Lebon Régis to meet the demand

Martin Oudenes launches My Roots & More

"Twenty years ago, I was one of the first to market sweet potatoes in Europe"

Frédéric Delahaye, Alinea Top Alliance

“Easter is a good time to promote our allium range”

Uzbekistan’s new onion harvest season commences

Decision to extend onion export prohibition criticized in India

Indian government directs NCCF and NAFED to procure 500,000 tons of onions for buffer directly from farmers

'Painting Easter potatoes is the perfect spring craft'

Indian onion imports to Bangladesh to proceed despite export ban

Next week marks the arrival of the first Maltese potatoes at Altena Potatoes

"A staggering 20% fewer potatoes planted in Malta"

Vultus introduces new service for more effective disease control in potato crops

Onion prices in Asia and Middle East are going up after extension of export ban by India

The red soil of Syracuse represents an added value

Enthusiasm for the Sicilian new potato campaign

Pakistani Commerce Minister suggests full ban on exports of key commodities

Oregon potato plant settles over wastewater violations

Two onion cold storage facilities inaugurated in Nueva Ecija

Egypt’s pressure on the potato markets fueled by the sharp devaluation of pound

European Union launches "Potatoes Forever!" campaign


Albert Bartlett completed acquisition of the Jersey Royal Company