Wednesday, 18 October 2017


Exports of frozen, dehydrated and fresh potatoes in July 2017 all showed gains compared to July 2016, according to Potatoes USA.

The volume of frozen exports was up 1%, with the value up 3% to USD94m. The volume of exports of dehydrated potatoes was up 12% and the value up 12% to USD17m. Fresh potato export volume was up 51% with the value up 41% to USD33m.

Exports of frozen potato products to Mexico and Japan continued their recent recovery and were up 11% and 10% respectively. Korea up 10%, Malaysia up 10% the Philippines up 13% all continued the strong growth from last marketing year. Declines were seen in China (-31%), Indonesia (-69%), Thailand (-32%) and Central America (-20%). 

Dehy exports continued the increases from the last quarter of the previous marketing year, and were led by a 26% increase to Mexico, 123% increase to Indonesia, an 88% increase to the Philippines and a 26% increase to Japan. Unfortunately, China (-11%), Malaysia (-58%) and Korea (-83%) all continued their recent declines.

Fresh exports (both table-stock and chip-stock) had a lot of positive growth in July 2017 compared to 2016, with the largest fresh export market, Canada up 49%. Many markets in Asia were up significantly; Philippines 311%, Taiwan 142%, Japan 103% and Malaysia 90%. Mexico did see a decline of 6% and Central America was off 39%.

Related articles: 

Potatoes USA: Frozen and Fresh Exports up, Dehydrates down 

Potatoes USA Appoints LaJoie and Davenport for Industry Outreach Committee 

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