Which Country Consumes the Most Potato in the World?

Vegetables And Melons February 09, 2018
Author: Anna Sergeeva
Market Analyst

Global potato consumption amounted to 397,296 thousand tonnes in 2015, jumping by +4.1% against the previous year level. Overall, the global potato consumption indicated a pronounced growth from 2007 to 2015. The trend pattern, however, indicated some noticable fluctuations throughout the analyzed period. The total consumption volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.6%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2011, when the output figure increased by +12% from the previous year level. Over the period under review, the global potato consumption reached its maximum volume in 2015, and is likely to continue its growth in the immediate term.

Top Potato Consuming Countries in the World

1. China (97153K Tonnes)

2. India (49111K Tonnes)

3. Russia (32765K Tonnes)

4. Ukraine (23512K Tonnes)

5. United States of America (19320K Tonnes)

Global Potato Consumption

In 2015, the countries with the highest consumption were China (97,153 thousand tonnes), India (49,111 thousand tonnes), Russia (32,765 thousand tonnes), together making up 46% of total consumption. They were followed by Ukraine with a 6% of global consumption share and the United States with a 5% share.

From 2007 to 2015, the most notable growth rates of potato consumption among the main consuming countries was attained by India (+7.0% per year), while the other global leaders experienced mixed trends in the consumption figures.

The highest levels of potato per capita consumption was registered in Ukraine (1048.41 kg/year), followed by Russia (456.79 kg/year), China (138.07 kg/year), India (74.92 kg/year) and the United States (60.04 kg/year), while the average per capita consumption of potato was estimated at 54.17 kg/year in 2015.

In India, per capita potato consumption has grown noticably (+11.3% per year) in recent years. In 2015, India per capita consumption reached 1048.41 kg/year as compared with 48.33 kg/year in 2007.

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Source: World: Potato - Market Report. Analysis And Forecast To 2025