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Global potato statistics: Latest FAO data published

The latest global potato statistics provided by the FAO via its FAOSTAT database were updated in December, 2022. We extracted this 2021 data for “total production” (in metric tonnes) and present the results for 100 potato producing countries in the table below (ranging from most to least).

According to the FAO data, a total of 376 million tonnes of potatoes were produced world wide, with China (94 million tonnes) and India (54 million tonnes) the largest potato producing countries in 2021. FAO figures indicate that the total area harvested globally in 2021 was 18,132,694 hectares – a world average of about 21 tonnes per hectare.

Readers can of course visit the FAOSTAT website and perform their own searches of the database as preferred – the English version can be accessed here: http://www.fao.org/faostat/en/#data. From this page, choose “Production”, and then choose “Crops and Livestocks” (and then click on the left of “crops primary” in the Item section to get a listing of all crops).

Please note: The FAOSTAT data presented here might not correlate exactly with the official data provided by government and/or industry organizations for some countries, but it should be close enough for most.

Potato production (FAOSTAT, 2021) – metric tonnes
World total: 376 million

1. China94,362,175
2. India54,230,000
3. Ukraine21,356,320
4. USA18,582,370
5. Russian Federation18,295,535
6. Germany11,312,100
7. Bangladesh9,887,242
8. France8,987,220
9. Poland7,081,460
10. Egypt6,902,816
11. Netherlands6,675,590
12. Canada6,372,183
13. Pakistan5,872,960
14. Peru5,661,443
15. United Kingdom5,306,719
16. Türkiye5,100,000
17. Belarus4,807,731
18. Algeria4,360,880
19. Kazakhstan4,031,581
20. Belgium3,871,470
21. Brazil3,853,464
22. Nepal3,325,231
23. Uzbekistan3,285,646
24. Argentina2,954,797
25. Colombia2,621,344
26. Iran2,599,088
27. South Africa2,595,280
28. Denmark2,374,600
29. Japan2,130,905
30. Kenya2,107,824
31. Spain2,081,110
32. Mexico1,947,760
33. Morocco1,641,853
34. Malawi1,428,644
35. Romania1,397,840
36. Italy1,362,130
37. Indonesia1,361,064
38. Kyrgyzstan1,289,108
39. Bolivia1,272,648
40. Australia1,267,638
41. Nigeria1,216,884
42. Ethiopia1,141,856
43. Tanzania1,075,445
44. Azerbaijan1,061,957
45. Chile994,507
46. Rwanda938,281
47. Tajikistan903,000
48. Afghanistan864,771
49. Sweden826,000
50. Austria769,690
51. Czechia671,860
52. Lebanon659,481
53. North Korea653,125
54. Serbia613,785
55. Guatemala608,837
56. Syria594,625
57. Saudi Arabia578,108
58. Turkmenistan572,641
59. Finland558,790
60. South Korea554,893
61. New Zealand554,052
62. Israel509,412
63. Sudan504,331
64. Angola485,371
65. Venezuela474,322
66. Iraq466,127
67. Myanmar465,598
68. Armenia464,333
69. Tunisia450,000
70. Portugal413,320
71. Ireland407,500
72. Greece381,740
73. Switzerland372,900
74. Norway368,900
75. Cameroon365,730
76. Guinea349,747
77. Bosnia and Herzegovina339,727
78. Burundi339,573
79. Libya328,887
80. Mozambique326,562
81. Viet Nam323,684
82. Albania258,862
83. Niger258,309
84. Madagascar251,257
85. Uganda246,393
86. Ecuador244,749
87. Hungary239,840
88. Georgia234,700
89. Yemen228,352
90. Moldova218,300
91. Mali218,062
92. Lithuania200,160
93. Bulgaria195,640
94. Mongolia182,638
95. North Macedonia179,815
96. Jordan177,501
97. Slovakia151,100
98. Senegal143,640
99. Thailand133,579
100. Croatia127,830

Source: FAO via its FAOSTAT database
Image: Courtesy and credit Wikipedia

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