Across Regions, Cultivation/Production

Global potato statistics: Regional production data

In an article published earlier this week – Global potato statistics: An overview – I explained that the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) maintains a databasis on many different crops, named FAOSTAT. It provides free access to food and agriculture data for over 245 countries and territories and covers all FAO regional groupings from 1961 to the most recent year available, which is at the moment 2018.

I extracted potato production data from FAOSTAT for countries located in four broad regions in the world (based on FAO’s classification criteria), and present the data in the tables below. The data pertains to countries located in Europe, the Americas, Asia and Africa. Total world potato production in 2018 was 368,168,914 metric tonnes, according to FAOSTAT data.

Readers can visit the FAOSTAT website and perform their own searches of the database as preferred

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