For most of the 20th century, Europe was the undisputed world leader in potato production.

While that honour has now passed to Asia, seven European countries are among the top 10 global producers.

The continent also has the highest level of potato consumption in the world (almost 90 kg per capita per year).

Many western European countries are shifting from potato growing to processing and production of seed tubers for export. (Source: International Year of the Potato)
Landbouw Statistieken Europa
Potato Production in 2017 :121762000.00tonnesAggregate, may include official, semi-official, estimated or calculated data
Potato Area Harvested in 2017 :5365040.00haAggregate, may include official, semi-official, estimated or calculated data
Potato Yield in 2017 :226953.00hg/haCalculated data
Sweet Potato Yield in 2017 :247476.00hg/haCalculated data
Sweet Potato Production in 2017 :85652.00tonnesAggregate, may include official, semi-official, estimated or calculated data
Sweet Potato Area Harvested in 2017 :3461.00haAggregate, may include official, semi-official, estimated or calculated data
Potato Production in 2016 :117556000.00tonnesAggregated Data
Consumptie Statistiek Europa
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2011:84.16kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2011:0.10kg/capita/yearSweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2010:80.78kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2010:0.11kg/capita/yearSweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2009:84.68kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2009:0.10kg/capita/yearSweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2008:85.18kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
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