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The Potato Sector
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 Potato Producing Countries


Source: FAOSTAT (Retrieval Date: January 5, 2019; Sweet potatoes are NOT included).
Rank Country Potato Production in 2017 in tonnes
1 China China 99,205,600
2 India India 48,605,000
3 俄罗斯联邦 Russian Federation 29,590,000
4 Ucrania Ukraine 22,208,200
5 Estados Unidos United States 20,017,400
6 Alemania Germany 11,720,000
7 孟加拉 Bangladesh 10,216,000
8 Polonia Poland 9,171,730
9 Netherlands Netherlands 7,391,880
10 Francia France 7,342,200
11 白俄罗斯 Belarus 6,414,760
12 Reino Unido United Kingdom 6,218,000
13 Iran Iran 5,102,340
14 Turquía Turkey 4,800,000
15 Perú Peru 4,776,290
16 Algeria Algeria 4,606,400
17 Belgium Belgium 4,416,660
18 加拿大 Canada 4,410,830
19 埃及 Egypt 4,325,480
20 Pakistán Pakistan 4,142,400
21 巴西 Brazil 3,656,850
22 Kazajstán Kazakhstan 3,551,110
23 Roemenië Romania 3,116,910
24 哥伦比亚 Colombia 2,819,030
25 Uzbekistán Uzbekistan 2,793,690

Agricultural Statistics World

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Potato Production in 2013: 374,817,000.00 tonnes Aggregate, may include official, semi-official, estimated or calculated data
Potato Seed in 2013: 32,777,400.00 tonnes Aggregate, may include official, semi-official, estimated or calculated data
Potato Area Harvested in 2013: 19,337,100.00 Ha Aggregate, may include official, semi-official, estimated or calculated data
Potato Area Harvested in 2013: 19,321,200.00 ha Aggregate, may include official, semi-official, estimated or calculated data
Potato Yield in 2013: 194,679.00 Hg/Ha Calculated data
Potato Yield in 2013: 193,993.00 hg/ha Calculated data
Potato Production in 2012: 370,595,000.00 tonnes Aggregate, may include official, semi-official, estimated or calculated data

Consumption Statistics World

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Item-consumption: translated
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed), Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 1997: 31.23 kg/capita/year Calculated data Potatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes, Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 1997: 10.69 kg/capita/year Calculated data Sweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed), Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 1996: 28.54 kg/capita/year Calculated data Potatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes, Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 1996: 12.06 kg/capita/year Calculated data Sweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed), Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 1995: 27.86 kg/capita/year Calculated data Potatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes, Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 1995: 13.67 kg/capita/year Calculated data Sweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed), Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 1994: 27.41 kg/capita/year Calculated data Potatoes (Fresh and Processed)