World Potato Production

Worldwide, approximately 341 million tons of potatoes are produced every year from around 49 million acres.

China is the biggest producer with between 66 and 71 tons being grown each year. Other large producers are Russia, India, Poland, USA, Ukraine, Germany, Netherlands and Belarus. 

World average yields are around 7.6 t/ac, however there is a lot of variation and many of the developed countries are producing above 17.8 t/ac.

In the developed countries, the consumption of fresh potatoes is static, while processed potatoes continue to grow in popularity due to convenience foods. Consumption of fresh potatoes in developing countries is increasing as human diets become more diverse.