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The Potato Sector
Potatoes were introduced to Europe in the 16th century, but only became seriously cultivated in Latvia in the 19th century. This involved extensive research in breeding potatoes suitable for Latvian conditions, and resistance to pests and diseases.

Agricultural Statistics Latvia

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Potato Production in 2017: 408,300.00 tonnes Official data
Potato Yield in 2017: 189,907.00 hg/ha Calculated data
Potato Area Harvested in 2017: 21,500.00 ha Official data
Potato Production in 2016: 491,600.00 tonnes Official data
Potato Yield in 2016: 212,814.00 hg/ha Calculated data
Potato Area Harvested in 2016: 23,100.00 ha Official data
Potato Production in 2015: 497,320.00 tonnes Official data

Consumption Statistics Latvia

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Item-consumption: translated
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed), Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2011: 92.63 kg/capita/year Calculated data Potatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes, Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2011: 0.00 kg/capita/year Calculated data Sweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed), Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2010: 93.51 kg/capita/year Calculated data Potatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes, Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2010: 0.00 kg/capita/year Calculated data Sweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed), Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2009: 112.24 kg/capita/year Calculated data Potatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes, Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2009: 0.00 kg/capita/year Calculated data Sweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed), Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2008: 111.18 kg/capita/year Calculated data Potatoes (Fresh and Processed)