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US fresh potato exports show double-digit growth

Led by double-digit growth in Canada and Mexico, U.S. fresh potato exports soared 17% in value last year. U.S. Department of Agriculture statistics reveal 2017 U.S. fresh potato exports totaled $238.8 million, up 17% from a year ago. Volume of fresh potatoes exported in 2017 totaled 544,624 metric tons, up 11% from 2016. Canada was the top-ranked export market for U.S. fresh potatoes, taking $101 million, up 15% from 2016. Volume of U.S. fresh potatoes sold to Canada totaled 263,426 metric tons, up 9%. Sales to Mexico were $41.8 million in 2017, up 14% from 2016. Volume of U.S. fresh potato exports to Mexico totaled 93,350 metric tons, up 2% from 2016. Read the Packer report

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