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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 Китай China 99,205,600
2 Индия India 48,605,000
3 Российская Федерация Russian Federation 29,590,000
4 Украина Ukraine 22,208,200
5 Соединенные Штаты United States 20,017,400
6 Германия Germany 11,720,000
7 Бангладеш Bangladesh 10,216,000
8 Польша Poland 9,171,730
9 Нидерланды Netherlands 7,391,880
10 Франция France 7,342,200
11 Беларусь Belarus 6,414,760
12 Великобритания United Kingdom 6,218,000
13 Иран Iran 5,102,340
14 Турция Turkey 4,800,000
15 Перу Peru 4,776,290
16 Алжир Algeria 4,606,400
17 Бельгия Belgium 4,416,660
18 Канада Canada 4,410,830
19 Египет Egypt 4,325,480
20 Пакистан Pakistan 4,142,400
21 Бразилия Brazil 3,656,850
22 Казахстан Kazakhstan 3,551,110
23 Румыния Romania 3,116,910
24 Колумбия Colombia 2,819,030
25 Узбекистан Uzbekistan 2,793,690

Agricultural Statistics World

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Potato Production in 2017: 388,191,000.00 tonnes Aggregate, may include official, semi-official, estimated or calculated data
Potato Area Harvested in 2017: 19,302,600.00 ha Aggregate, may include official, semi-official, estimated or calculated data
Potato Yield in 2017: 201,108.00 hg/ha Calculated data
Sweet Potato Production in 2017: 112,835,000.00 tonnes Aggregate, may include official, semi-official, estimated or calculated data
Sweet Potato Area Harvested in 2017: 9,202,780.00 ha Aggregate, may include official, semi-official, estimated or calculated data
Sweet Potato Yield in 2017: 122,610.00 hg/ha Calculated data
Potato Production in 2016: 376,827,000.00 tonnes Aggregated Data

Consumption Statistics World

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Potatoes (Fresh and Processed), Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2011: 34.64 kg/capita/year Calculated data Potatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes, Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2011: 7.97 kg/capita/year Calculated data Sweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed), Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2010: 33.76 kg/capita/year Calculated data Potatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes, Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2010: 8.01 kg/capita/year Calculated data Sweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed), Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2009: 32.97 kg/capita/year Calculated data Potatoes (Fresh and Processed)
Sweet Potatoes, Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2009: 8.22 kg/capita/year Calculated data Sweet Potatoes
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed), Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2008: 33.29 kg/capita/year Calculated data Potatoes (Fresh and Processed)