Within a century of its introduction to the Netherlands, in the 1600s, the potato had become one of the country's most important food crops. Today, the Netherlands ranks among the world's top 10 potato producers, with a harvest in 2007 of 7.2 million tonnes.

While potato production is declining in most of Europe, the Dutch still plant almost 25 percent of their arable land - some 160 000 ha - with aardappel, and have achieved world record average yields level of more than 45 tonnes per hectare. The potato sector is highly mechanized and draws on a list of some 250 approved varieties.

Only half of the Netherlands' potato crop is grown directly for food - around 20 percent is seed potatoes, and the remaining 30 percent is processed for starch. About 70 percent of Dutch ware potatoes is exported in the form of fresh tubers and potato products, such as chips and flour. The Netherlands is the world's major supplier of certified seed potatoes, with exports of some 700 000 tonnes a year.

Potato Prices in the Netherlands: PotatoNL

Since November 2017, all potato prices in the Netherlands are covered by a single national quotation, PotatoNL updated every Tuesday and Thursday. PotatoNL replaces the previous potato quotations of Emmeloord, Goes and Rotterdam.

As an experiment, we will attempt (beta feature!) to provide recent pricing in Reports.
Agricultural Statistics Netherlands
Potato Production in 2016 :3363000.00tonnesExcluding seed and starch
Potato Yield in 2016 :462000.00hg/haExcluding seed and starch
Potato Yield in 2016 :419961.00hg/haCalculated data
Potato Area Harvested in 2016 :155594.00haOfficial data
Potato Area Harvested in 2016 :72800.00haExcluding seed and starch
Potato Production in 2015 :6651690.00tonnesOfficial data
Potato Yield in 2015 :427319.00hg/haCalculated data
Consumption Statistics Netherlands
Sweet Potatoes , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2008:0.34kg/capita/yearSweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2007:92.20kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2007:0.34kg/capita/yearSweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2006:77.22kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2006:0.26kg/capita/yearSweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2005:85.36kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2005:0.20kg/capita/yearSweet Potatoes
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