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Asia

The Potato Sector
Asia includes the world's potato giant, China, which accounts for more than 20 percent of both the global potato-growing area and the world potato harvest.

Several other Asian countries - Bangladesh, India, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan and Turkey - also figure in the world's top 20 potato producing countries.

Top Potato Producing Countries in Asia

Year: 2012.Source: FAOSTAT, 2014

Rank Country Potato Production [tonnes]
1 China 85,920,000
2 India 45,000,000
3 Bangladesh 8,205,470
4 Iran 5,400,000
5 Turkey 4,822,000
6 Pakistan 4,104,400
7 Kazakhstan 3,126,400
8 Nepal 2,584,301

Consumption Statistics

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Potatoes (Fresh and Processed), Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2011: 28.99 kg/capita/year Calculated data
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed), Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2010: 28.12 kg/capita/year Calculated data
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed), Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2009: 26.36 kg/capita/year Calculated data
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed), Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2008: 26.73 kg/capita/year Calculated data
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed), Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2007: 24.39 kg/capita/year Calculated data
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed), Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2006: 22.74 kg/capita/year Calculated data
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed), Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2005: 26.32 kg/capita/year Calculated data

Agricultural Statistics

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Potato Production in 2013: 187,219,000.00 tonnes Aggregate, may include official, semi-official, estimated or calculated data
Potato Area Harvested in 2013: 9,892,470.00 Ha Aggregate, may include official, semi-official, estimated or calculated data
Potato Seed in 2013: 9,372,980.00 tonnes Aggregate, may include official, semi-official, estimated or calculated data
Potato Yield in 2013: 189,254.00 Hg/Ha Calculated data
Potato Production in 2012: 179,258,000.00 tonnes Aggregate, may include official, semi-official, estimated or calculated data
Potato Area Harvested in 2012: 9,756,990.00 Ha Aggregate, may include official, semi-official, estimated or calculated data
Potato Seed in 2012: 9,352,790.00 tonnes Aggregate, may include official, semi-official, estimated or calculated data