A new potato world order

The potato is becoming more global with production and consumption increasing in developing markets as pressure increases in the more established European and North American markets, writes Cedric Porter of World Potato Markets.

The potato is becoming more global with production and consumption increasing in developing markets as pressure increases in the more established European and North American markets, writes Cedric Porter of World Potato Markets. Latest universal production figures estimate potato production up to 2013. In the 20 years before that world production increased by 23.5% as a large increase in Asian and African demand outweighed a drop in European output. Over the last 20 years Asia has overtaken Europe as the continent producing the most potatoes as its output has more than doubled to 187.214 million tonnes.

 

 

 

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