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Potatoes South Africa

Potatoes South Africa is a non-profit company incorporated under the South African Companies Act No 71 of 2008 whose main objective is to serve, protect and promote the interests of the South African potato industry.

In terms of its role in the potato industry, Potatoes South Africa operates as an organisation and its structure represents a network of participating role players and individuals who have the development and competitiveness of the industry at heart.

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+27 (0)12 349 1906
6 De Havilland Crescent, Persequor Techno Park, Persequor, Park Pretoria

Daily Market Prices

Please find the top 4 fresh produce market's prices below.

wdt_ID Market 17 June 2021 (R/10kg) 15 June 2021 (R/10kg) Difference

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Transport issues under the spotlight

As the second quarter of 2021 dawns, potato producers are plagued by ongoing cost increases, of which diesel and other transport-related operating elements are strongly in evidence. The wholesale inland price of diesel was, at the time of writing, just below R15/litre, before adding the transport differentials.

The cost per kilometre for vehicles typically used by producers or the contractors they engage to transport their harvest to local municipal markets, and others catering for bulk buyers, is now R20/km or more.

For more information, see article by Max Braun, Max Braun Consulting Services, as published in the May/June 2021 edition of CHIPS magazine.

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