The AHDB Weekly Average Price Survey (WAPS) is a survey which produces indicators of the week on week direction of ex-farm prices.
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Agriculture and Horticulture Development Board

Potato Prices

29 October 2019
Commentary
  • Free-buy price - the decline was due to a combination of a greater proportion of lower value varieties and variable quality coming through the sample.
  • Average price - the average price fell with contract prices also declining as larger quantities of cheaper varieties were purchased last week. 
The WAPS values are weighted averages calculated from volume and value data from all market sectors. The average price includes both free-buy and contract purchases. The free-buy price includes free-buy data only. For a more detailed explanation please see below.
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The AHDB Weekly Average Price Survey (WAPS) is a survey which produces indicators of the week on week direction of ex-farm prices, collected via a sample of purchasing companies, including grower groups. The GB Weekly Average Price is the average of free-buy and contract purchases bought direct from growers in the past week across all market sectors. The GB Weekly Average Free-buy Price is the average of only free-buy purchases bought direct from growers in the past week across all market sectors.

Introduction to the AHDB Potatoes Weekly Average Price Survey (WAPS)

In this video we look at what the WAPS prices are, what they represent and how they should be used. Please click here to see the latest AHDB Potatoes WAPS prices on-line.

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