For the full report and analysis visit: www.potato.org.uk/media_files/information/gb_potatoes_mi2010_11.pdf. GB POTATOES: MARKET INTELLIGENCE 2010-11 Published in January 2011. For the latest versions go to: www.faostat.fao.org.
For the full report and analysis visit: www.potato.org.uk/media_files/information/gb_potatoes_mi2010_11.pdf
GB POTATOES: MARKET INTELLIGENCE 2010-11Published in January 2011
For the latest versions go to: www.faostat.fao.org
The diagram illustrates the network and interactions of the producers, suppliers, service providers, buyers
and consumers that make up the complex GB potato supply chain.
* Provisional data as of Jan. 2011, for the latest figures visit www.growerpanel.com
During the season, the Weekly Average Price Survey (WAPS) shows typical patterns, depending on the level of supply. From July to end-October, prices usually decline as supply increases. Sometimes summer prices are steady to early September if harvesting progresses slowly.
Number of growers by size bands
Percent of area grown by size bands
• In 1997, 76% of smaller growers were below 30 ha. By 2009, this was 58%
• Smaller growers decreased in number from 4,304 in 1997 to 1,344 in 2009. In total, numbers dropped from 5,629 to 2,576 over this period (a decrease of 54%)
• These smaller growers (below 30 ha) accounted for 35% of area in 1997 and just 16% in 2009
• There were 175 growers 100 ha or over in 1997. This had increased to 293 by 2009, despite the 54% drop in overall grower numbers
• In 1997, growers 100 ha or more accounted for 3% of numbers, but 22% of the area planted. By 2009, they were 11% of the numbers, but 48% of the total
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