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Top Potato Producing Countries Americas


Source: FAOSTAT (Retrieval Date: September 16, 2018)

Rank Country Potato Production 2016 in tonnes
1 Northern America Northern America 24,316,000
2 South America South America 15,503,000
3 Central America Central America 2,540,550
4 Caribbean Caribbean 233,251

Agricultural Statistics Americas

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Potato Production in 2016: 42,592,700.00 tonnes Aggregated Data
Potato Area Harvested in 2016: 1,768,720.00 ha Aggregated Data
Potato Yield in 2016: 240,810.00 hg/ha Calculated data
Sweet Potato Production in 2016: 4,319,810.00 tonnes Aggregated Data
Sweet Potato Area Harvested in 2016: 362,126.00 ha Aggregated Data
Sweet Potato Yield in 2016: 119,290.00 hg/ha Calculated data
Potato Production in 2015: 43,010,800.00 tonnes Aggregated Data

Consumption Statistics Americas


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Potatoes (Fresh and Processed), Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2011: 36.37 kg/capita/year Calculated data
Sweet Potatoes, Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2011: 2.88 kg/capita/year Calculated data
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed), Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2010: 35.30 kg/capita/year Calculated data
Sweet Potatoes, Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2010: 2.72 kg/capita/year Calculated data
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed), Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2009: 35.06 kg/capita/year Calculated data
Sweet Potatoes, Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2009: 2.38 kg/capita/year Calculated data
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed), Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2008: 34.49 kg/capita/year Calculated data