EU production is forecast down in 2015, while stability reigns in North America

Guy Faulkner and Cedric Porter of World Potato Markets take a look at forecasts for EU and North American potato production this year. .

Guy Faulkner and Cedric Porter of World Potato Markets take a look at forecasts for EU and North American potato production this year. EU production is forecast down in 2015, while stability reigns in N America. Almost perfect growing conditions across much of Europe last year saw EU production rise to nearly 60 million tonnes and prices plunge to record lows in many countires. This year, however, plantings are likely to be cut across the board and it is very unlikely that yields will match those of 2014. On the basis of medium term trend levels of area and yield, World Potato Markets predicts the total EU harvest should be around 54.8 million tonnes.