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Potato imports to Poland in Q1 2021

2021-05-25 11:47
Volume of potato imports (categories: CN 07019090 and CN 07019050 - Potatoes, fresh or chilled except seed potatoes, potatoes for the production of starch, young) to Poland amounted to 18.3 thousand tonnes in the first quarter of 2021, and its value to PLN 21.9 million.This means a significant year-on-year decrease in these imports, both in terms of quantity and value.
 
The volume of imports in this category in Q1 2020 reached 55.4 thousand tonnes, and its value PLN 63.0 million. This means a year-to-year decrease in volume by 37.0 thousand tons, i.e. by 66.9%, and a drop in value by PLN 41.1 million, i.e. by as much as 65.2%.
 
The average price of potatoes imported to Poland in the first quarter of 2021 amounted to 1.19 PLN/kg (1.05 PLN/kg for 07019090 category and 2.00 PLN/kg for 07019050 category) compared to 1.14 PLN/kg (1.04 PLN/kg and 2.21 PLN/kg respectively) a year earlier, which means a year-on-year increase by 4.4 per cent.
 
In terms of changes in the geographical structure of potato imports between 2019 and 2020, there were significant changes within the top five suppliers.
 
Germany remained in first position despite a decrease in delivery volume from 23.6 to 10.5 thousand tonnes.
 
Cyprus was promoted to second position from eighth with an increase in volume from 1.2 to 2.4 thousand tonnes.
 
France remained in third place despite a drop in volume from 8.8 to 2.0 thousand tonnes.
 
Egypt moved up to fourth place from seventh despite a decrease in volume from 1.2 to 1.1 thousand tonnes.
 
The Netherlands dropped to fifth place from second place with a volume reduction from 9.5 to 0.6 thousand tonnes.
 
Outside the top five are Belgium (down from fourth to sixth place and a reduction in volume from 3.2 to 0.6 thousand tonnes) and Great Britain (down from fifth to tenth place and a reduction in volume from 2.8 to 0.1 thousand tonnes).
 
Among the top five countries supplying mainly late potatoes (Germany, France, Cyprus, the Netherlands and Belgium), the highest average price for these potatoes in the first quarter of 2021 was recorded for imports from Cyprus - PLN 2.31 per kilo. The cheapest were potatoes from Germany - PLN 0.73 per kilo on average.
 

Kraj

Masa
[kg]

Wartość
[PLN]

Wartość
[EUR]

Wartość
[USD]

Belgia

567 900

534 944

118 675

143 970

Brazylia

180

148

33

40

Cypr

2 408 311

5 259 979

1 166 891

1 411 364

Czechy

54 000

221 319

49 147

59 802

Dania

34 440

48 653

10 812

13 048

Egipt

1 110 336

1 897 989

421 110

509 656

Finlandia

16 632

31 013

6 892

8 317

Francja

2 039 797

2 971 248

659 958

797 280

Grecja

413 779

694 318

154 156

186 802

Gwatemala

3 227

19 439

4 303

5 211

Hiszpania

244 192

742 425

164 914

199 116

Holandia

609 140

708 247

157 313

190 090

Honduras

11 707

62 206

13 750

16 676

Izrael

2 640

15 282

3 396

4 098

Kostaryka

1 054

8 154

1 806

2 186

Maroko

77 915

147 145

32 700

39 470

Niemcy

10 516 858

7 655 490

1 699 733

2 057 831

Stany Zjednoczone

108 692

725 893

161 011

194 763

Wielka Brytania

107 085

112 414

24 982

30 149

Włochy

6 022

45 871

10 193

12 329

RAZEM

18 333 907

21 902 177

4 861 775

5 882 198

 
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