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Northern America

Northern America
The Potato Sector
North American potato production is concentrated in two countries - the United States and Canada, which rank fifth and 14th, respectively, in the potato producing world. Since 1990, both countries have achieved notable increases in yields, which now average around 45 tonnes/ha in the USA and 30 tonnes/ha in Canada.

Both countries are also major exporters of frozen potato products.

Consumption Statistics

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Potatoes (Fresh and Processed), Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2011: 57.85 kg/capita/year Calculated data
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed), Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2010: 56.10 kg/capita/year Calculated data
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed), Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2009: 55.60 kg/capita/year Calculated data
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed), Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2008: 53.65 kg/capita/year Calculated data
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed), Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2007: 56.60 kg/capita/year Calculated data
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed), Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2006: 58.95 kg/capita/year Calculated data
Potatoes (Fresh and Processed), Consumption (Crop Equivalent) in 2005: 61.04 kg/capita/year Calculated data

Agricultural Statistics

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Potato Production in 2013: 24,465,000.00 tonnes Aggregate, may include official, semi-official, estimated or calculated data
Potato Seed in 2013: 1,455,000.00 tonnes Aggregate, may include official, semi-official, estimated or calculated data
Potato Area Harvested in 2013: 567,875.00 Ha Aggregate, may include official, semi-official, estimated or calculated data
Potato Yield in 2013: 430,817.00 Hg/Ha Calculated data
Potato Production in 2012: 25,582,100.00 tonnes Aggregate, may include official, semi-official, estimated or calculated data
Potato Seed in 2012: 1,435,500.00 tonnes Aggregate, may include official, semi-official, estimated or calculated data
Potato Area Harvested in 2012: 606,109.00 Ha Aggregate, may include official, semi-official, estimated or calculated data