Potato prices in Belgium increased 25%Staff Writer | August 4, 2016
As the potato season in Belgium comes to an end, limited supplies have been driving up prices by 25% since the end of April.
Food in Belgium Concerns over the size of the upcoming crop
Yields are still expected to increase y-o-y, but less than previously estimated. This is due to adverse weather throughout spring and summer.
Late spring and early summer have been very wet, with some of the crop expected to be lost to flooding.
In addition, dry and hot weather conditions during recent weeks could further reduce yields, especially for non-irrigated produce. ■