The potato originated in South America yet the region has the world's lowest level of potato production, less than 16 million tonnes in 2007.

The potato remains a traditional crop for small farmers in the Andean region, where it is cultivated along with potato species unknown elsewhere.

In other countries - Argentina, Brazil and Colombia - production of Solanum tuberosum by large scale commercial growers is increasing.

Landbouw Statistieken Zuid Amerika
Potato Production in 2017 :16979200.00tonnesAggregate, may include official, semi-official, estimated or calculated data
Potato Area Harvested in 2017 :935598.00haAggregate, may include official, semi-official, estimated or calculated data
Potato Yield in 2017 :181479.00hg/haCalculated data
Sweet Potato Production in 2017 :1549770.00tonnesAggregate, may include official, semi-official, estimated or calculated data
Sweet Potato Yield in 2017 :137002.00hg/haCalculated data
Sweet Potato Area Harvested in 2017 :113121.00haAggregate, may include official, semi-official, estimated or calculated data
Potato Production in 2016 :15503000.00tonnesAggregated Data
Consumptie Statistiek Zuid Amerika
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2011:29.65kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2011:2.35kg/capita/yearSweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2010:28.33kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2010:2.16kg/capita/yearSweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2009:28.03kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2009:2.12kg/capita/yearSweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed) , Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2008:28.16kg/capita/yearPotatoes (Fresh and Processed)
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