The total world potato production is estimated at 388,191,000 tonnes in 2017 (Source: FAOSTAT, 2019)

The world potato sector is undergoing major changes.

Until the early 1990s, most potatoes were grown and consumed in Europe, North America and countries of the former Soviet Union.

Since then, there has been a dramatic increase in potato production and demand in Asia, Africa and Latin America, where output rose from less than 30 million tonnes in the early 1960s to more than 165 million tonnes in 2007.

FAO data show that in 2005, for the first time, the developing world's potato production exceeded that of the developed world.

China is now the biggest potato producer, and almost a third of all potatoes is harvested in China and India.

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Where are potatoes grown? Geographical distribution of potato cultivation around the world (Source: RTB Maps)

Top 25 aardappellanden
VolgnummerNaamAardappelproductie in 2017 in duizenden cwt
1
China
99205600
2
India
48605000
3
Rusland
29590000
4
Oekraïne
22208200
5
Verenigde Staten
20017400
6
Duitsland
11720000
7
Bangladesh
10216000
8
Polen
9171730
9
Duitsland
8950000
10
Nederland
7391880
11
Frankrijk
7342200
12
Wit-Rusland
6414760
13
Verenigd Koninkrijk
6218000
14
Frankrijk
6121000
15
Iran
5102340
16
België
5035000
17
Turkije
4800000
18
Peru
4776290
19
Verenigd Koninkrijk
4751000
20
Algerije
4606400
21
België
4416660
22
Egypte
4325480
23
Pakistan
4142400
24
Nederland
4078000
25
Kazachstan
3551110
Landbouw Statistieken Wereld
Potato Production in 2008 :329922000.00tonnesAggregate, may include official, semi-official, estimated or calculated data
Potato Seed in 2008 :31301000.00tonnesAggregate, may include official, semi-official, estimated or calculated data
Potato Area Harvested in 2008 :18167000.00HaAggregate, may include official, semi-official, estimated or calculated data
Potato Processed in 2008 :11640000.00tonnesAggregate, may include official, semi-official, estimated or calculated data
Potato Yield in 2008 :181605.00Hg/HaCalculated data
Potato Production in 2007 :323912000.00tonnesAggregate, may include official, semi-official, estimated or calculated data
Potato Seed in 2007 :30743400.00tonnesAggregate, may include official, semi-official, estimated or calculated data
Consumptie Statistiek Wereld
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 1983:27.23kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 1983:19.12kg/capita/yearSweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 1982:27.97kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 1982:19.43kg/capita/yearSweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 1981:27.62kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 1981:19.34kg/capita/yearSweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 1980:27.87kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
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