Total production of potatoes for consumption for the first time since 2000 exceeded 4 million tonnes, an increase of 27 percent compared to 2016!
Latest estimates by Statistics Netherlands for the 2017 potato harvest, compared to harvest 2016
(Courtesy: Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek; retrieved November 1, 2017)
This is an increase of 27 percent compared to harvest 2016, when 3.16 million ton of potatoes for consumption was produced.
The jump in production compared to last year looks much less dramatic when seen in a multi-year sequence, since last year represented the lowest production of potatoes for consumption in a decade.
Multi-year trend of the total amount of potatoes for consumption produced in the Netherlands
(Courtesy: Centraal Bureau voor de Statistiek; retrieved October 31, 2017)
To put the dutch potato production in context, we also recommend a comparison with the estimates made earlier in the season by the North-western European potato growers.
When looking at the total of potatoes produced, including seed potatoes and potatoes for starch production, the potato production is up 14% to 7.44 million ton (2017) from 6.53 million tonnes (2016). Yield per hectare increased percent to 45.7 ton/hectare (2017) from 42 ton/hectare in 2016.