Ukraine Among World’s Top Three Potato Producing Countries
In 2019, the global potato production totaled 371 million tons, which is 2.1% more than the same period last season, according to agronews.ua. In terms of cost, the global potato market grew by 6% in 2019, reaching USD140.5bn.
The countries with the largest volumes of potato production in 2019 included: China (93 million tons), India (51 million tons) and Ukraine (23 million tons), which together represent 45% of the world’s potato production.
Russia, the United States, Bangladesh, Germany, France, Poland, the Netherlands, Canada, and Belarus accounted for about a quarter of the global potato market.
It is also noted that the volume of shipments of potatoes abroad grew by 4.9% in 2019, reaching 15 million tons.
The leaders in potato exports were France (3.5 million tons), Germany (1.9 million tons), the Netherlands (1.8 million tons), Belgium (1 million tons), and Egypt (0.7 million tons). These countries accounted for 60% of global potato exports.