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September 19, 2018 | Articles

European drought could have a ripple-effect around the world

The sustained summer drought in Northern Europe is having a major impact on potato supplies and prices in across the continent and beyond. Cedric Porter of World Potato Markets reports.

June 05, 2018 | Articles

Potato trade reaches new highs

World potato trade is at record levels according to special analysis by World Potato Markets for its annual market and trade review, writes Cedric Porter

February 27, 2018 | Articles

The fry’s the limit

With hamburgers, chicken, fish, flavoured or covered in ketchup or mayonnaise, fries are enjoyed around the world, but a surprisingly few countries make the product. Will that ever change, asks Cedric Porter, Managing Editor of World Potato Markets.

November 14, 2017 | Articles

EU fry exports at record levels

The world is demanding more and more potato products from the European Union, writes Cedric Porter, co-editor of World Potato Markets.

September 12, 2017 | Articles

World potato output tops 400 million tonnes and is heading for half

World potato production could reach 400 million tonnes for the first time this year and may reach 500 million tonnes within the next decade, says Cedric Porter, co-editor of World Potato Markets.

July 11, 2017 | Articles

Prepare for two years of Brexit uncertainty

The UK and the European Union are finally getting down to the business of negotiating Britain’s exit from the 28 country union. What might it mean for the potato sector, asks Cedric Porter.

July 11, 2017 | Articles

Record potato product exports in 2016

The world’s three main potato product suppliers increased sales in 2016, but they were joined by some new players who could become more significant in the future. In this article, Cedric Porter of World Potato Markets looks at frozen fry sales, the most traded potato product.

December 07, 2016 | Articles

China steps up its aim of being a potato powerhouse

Over the last few years China has established itself as a major international potato player becoming a significant importer of potato products and exporter of potatoes, says Cedric Porter of World Potato Markets.

September 14, 2016 | Articles

Ensuring the price is right

Potatoes are priced differently across either side of the Atlantic, but markets are still growing for key players.

June 15, 2016 | Articles

Record breaking potato trade in 2015

World potato trade was worth at least €10.8 billion or US$12.2 billion in 2015, a new record as values of product rose, according to the latest analysis by World Potato Markets, reports Cedric Porter.

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