Which Country Produces the Most Potatoes in the World?

Vegetables And Melons November 08, 2017
Author: Irina Andreeva
Market Analyst

In 2015, the countries with the highest levels of potato production were China (97,553 thousand tonnes), India (49,319 thousand tonnes), Russia (32,380 thousand tonnes), together accounting for 46% of total output.

From 2007 to 2015, the most notable growth rates of potato production among the main producing countries was attained by India (+7.0% per year), while the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the output figures.

Top 10 Potato Producing Countries in the World

1. China (97,553K Tonnes)
2. India (49,319K Tonnes)
3. Russia (32,380K Tonnes)
4. Ukraine (23,511K Tonnes)
5. United States (19,320K Tonnes)
6. Germany (11,589K Tonnes)
7. Bangladesh (9,331K Tonnes)
8. France (8,872K Tonnes)
9. Netherlands (7,149K Tonnes)
10. United Kingdom (6,741K Tonnes)

Global Potato Production

Global potato production amounted to 388,056 thousand tonnes in 2015, rising by +1.6% against the previous year level. Overall, the global potato output pursued a pronounced growth from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total output figures increased at an average annual rate of +2.3%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011, when the output figure increased by +12% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global potato production attained its maximum volume of 388,056 thousand tonnes in 2011. From 2012 to 2015, the total potato output growth failed to regain its strength.

Over the analyzed period, an increase in global potato production was primarily driven by population growth. Furthermore, these key drivers are expected to continue promoting the potato output in the immediate term. This general positive trend was largely conditioned by a measured expansion of the harvested area and solid gains of the yield figures.

The world potato harvested area amounted to 19,020 thousand ha in 2015, which was almost equal to the previous year figure. The potato harvested area indicated a slight increase over the period under review, representing a compound annual growth rate of +0.2% from 2007 to 2015. This trend pattern was relatively stable throughout the analyzed period. Over the period under review, the total potato harvested area peaked in 2012, falling back in the following year. From 2013 to 2015, the total potato harvested area fluctuated at lower levels.

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Source: World: Potato - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast