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World potato production reaches new highs

June 2021

Global potato production is at record levels, according to latest figures from the UN Food & Agriculture Organisation. Data collection delays mean that the latest figures cover 2019. They show a 1.4% increase in output to 370.437 million tonnes, just ahead of the 2017 and 2014 world potato harvests. The area producing potatoes was up by just 1.0% to 17.341 million hectares, with average yields up 0.4% to 21.4 tonnes a hectare, the highest figure on record.

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