Potato fresh produce prices on South African markets can vary significantly depending on seasonality and the specific market under consideration. Qualitative characteristics (like potato class, size and packaging size) and even the potato cultivar or variety offered can also play a role. BFAP undertook a hedonic price modelling study to inform industry stakeholders on the key relationships between potato market prices and qualitative characteristics of the potatoes being sold. The article summarizing the results of the study, is published on page 25 of the latest CHIPS Magazine (Vol 36, No 1) titled “Determining potato price drivers: A statistical modelling approach”.
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