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Hungary needs more potatoes

The current harvesting of potatoes is reduced in a 25% due to bad weather conditions.

Importers are already thinking on the way to cover the insufficient demand and it is likely that imports to Hungary increase by the end of April. András Szentirmay, President of the National Alliance of Potato, expects an increase on prices. The normal annual production achieves 600,000 tons but this year the expectations are 450,000. Bad weather conditions and the reduction of cultivated area between a 7% and 10% in the last years are the main causes of the current situation. (