Thursday, 19 July 2018

 

U.S. exports of frozen potato products increased 8% in volume and 9% in value in April 2018 compared to April 2017, while dehy exports were up 21% in volume and 21% in value, according to Potatoes USA.

Fresh exports were down 33% in volume and 13% in value. Frozen exports are up 1% for the July - June marketing year through April, with dehy up 5% year to date and fresh up 5% for the marketing year.

Based on the new Retail Sales data from IRI the total volume of potatoes sold at retail in the U.S. declined 3.8% in May 2018 compared to May 2017, however the value increased by 1.3% based on a 5.5% increase in price per pound. The decline in volume was due to a 6.4% drop in fresh sales and a 6.9% decline in deli prepared sides. Potato chips and refrigerated potatoes increased in volume, up 1% and 2.8% respectively. It is important to note that the total value of fresh sales remained virtually unchanged due to a 6.8% increase in the price per pound.

The decline in fresh sales volume was driven by russets, down 10.3%, yellows off 2.4% and fingerlings down 3%. On the positive side red sales were up 2.1%, whites up 5%, medleys up 40% and purples up 7.2%. The largest increase in price per pound was for russets, up USD0.58 or 10%. The volume of fresh potatoes sold in 1 - 4 lb. bags was up 5%, while all other sizes declined with 10 lb. bags and over 10 lb. bags down 16% and 21% respectively.  

Related articles: 

UK Continues to Export Potato Chips, but Imports Frozen Fries 

Frozen Fries and Potato Chips to Grow in China 

Five Trends for the Frozen Potato Market



Digital edition

Click or tap to view our digital magazine 
on your tablet or mobile device. 

Latest Events

Jul 22nd 2018 - Jul 27th 2018
Potato Association of America Conference
Sep 12th 2018 - Sep 14th 2018
PotatoEurope
Nov 25th 2018 - Nov 28th 2018
INTERPOM | PRIMEURS

Trade Media Solutions S.R.L. | 1-5 G-ral David Praporgescu Str., 1st Floor, District 2, 020965 Bucharest, Romania.
Tel: +40 (0) 21 31 590 31  | E-mail: office@mediatrade.ro