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Italy: Potato Market Overview 2021

Potato Market Size in Italy

In 2020, the Italian potato market decreased by -X% to $X for the first time since 2017, thus ending a two-year rising trend. Overall, consumption continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2018 when the market value increased by X% y-o-y. Potato consumption peaked at $X in 2010; however, from 2011 to 2020, consumption stood at a somewhat lower figure.

Potato Production in Italy

In value terms, potato production contracted slightly to $X in 2020 estimated in export prices. In general, production saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2016 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, production attained the peak level at $X in 2009; however, from 2010 to 2020, production failed to regain the momentum.

In 2020, the average yield of potatoes in Italy amounted to X tonnes per ha, remaining stable against the year before. Overall, the yield recorded a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2009 with an increase of X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the average potato yield hit record highs in 2020 and is likely to see steady growth in the near future. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.

In 2020, the harvested area of potatoes in Italy declined to X ha, with a decrease of -X% on the previous year's figure. Over the period under review, the harvested area recorded a perceptible descent. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2014 with an increase of X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to potato production reached the peak figure at X ha in 2009; however, from 2010 to 2020, the harvested area remained at a lower figure.

Potato Exports

Exports from Italy

In 2020, potato exports from Italy reduced rapidly to X tonnes, declining by -X% on the previous year's figure. In general, exports recorded a abrupt descent. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2019 when exports increased by X% y-o-y. Over the period under review, exports attained the peak figure at X tonnes in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2020, exports remained at a lower figure.

In value terms, potato exports contracted remarkably to $X in 2020. Overall, exports showed a deep slump. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2019 when exports increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, exports hit record highs at $X in 2008; however, from 2009 to 2020, exports remained at a lower figure.

Exports by Country

Germany (X tonnes) was the main destination for potato exports from Italy, accounting for a X% share of total exports. Moreover, potato exports to Germany exceeded the volume sent to the second major destination, France (X tonnes), twofold. The third position in this ranking was occupied by Switzerland (X tonnes), with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of volume to Germany amounted to -X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: France (+X% per year) and Switzerland (+X% per year).

In value terms, Germany ($X) remains the key foreign market for potato exports from Italy, comprising X% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by France ($X), with a X% share of total exports. It was followed by Switzerland, with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value to Germany amounted to -X%. Exports to the other major destinations recorded the following average annual rates of exports growth: France (+X% per year) and Switzerland (+X% per year).

Export Prices by Country

The average potato export price stood at $X per tonne in 2020, remaining relatively unchanged against the previous year. Over the last thirteen-year period, it increased at an average annual rate of +X%. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2016 when the average export price increased by X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, average export prices attained the peak figure in 2020 and is expected to retain growth in the immediate term.

Prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest price was Switzerland ($X per tonne), while the average price for exports to Poland ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was recorded for supplies to the Czech Republic, while the prices for the other major destinations experienced more modest paces of growth.

Potato Imports

Imports into Italy

In 2020, after two years of growth, there was significant decline in overseas purchases of potatoes, when their volume decreased by -X% to X tonnes. Overall, imports, however, saw a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2010 when imports increased by X% against the previous year. As a result, imports attained the peak of X tonnes. from 2011 to 2020, the growth imports remained at a somewhat lower figure.

In value terms, potato imports contracted remarkably to $X in 2020. In general, imports, however, continue to indicate a mild reduction. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 when imports increased by X% year-to-year. As a result, imports attained the peak of $X. from 2014 to 2020, the growth imports remained at a lower figure.

Imports by Country

In 2020, France (X tonnes) constituted the largest potato supplier to Italy, with a X% share of total imports. Moreover, potato imports from France exceeded the figures recorded by the second-largest supplier, Germany (X tonnes), twofold. The Netherlands (X tonnes) ranked third in terms of total imports with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual growth rate of volume from France was relatively modest. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: Germany (+X% per year) and the Netherlands (-X% per year).

In value terms, France ($X) constituted the largest supplier of potato to Italy, comprising X% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the Netherlands ($X), with a X% share of total imports. It was followed by Germany, with a X% share.

From 2007 to 2020, the average annual rate of growth in terms of value from France was relatively modest. The remaining supplying countries recorded the following average annual rates of imports growth: the Netherlands (-X% per year) and Germany (-X% per year).

Import Prices by Country

The average potato import price stood at $X per tonne in 2020, falling by -X% against the previous year. Over the period under review, the import price saw a mild setback. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 when the average import price increased by X% year-to-year. Over the period under review, average import prices hit record highs at $X per tonne in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2020, import prices remained at a lower figure.

There were significant differences in the average prices amongst the major supplying countries. In 2020, the country with the highest price was Egypt ($X per tonne), while the price for Germany ($X per tonne) was amongst the lowest.

From 2007 to 2020, the most notable rate of growth in terms of prices was attained by Egypt, while the prices for the other major suppliers experienced mixed trend patterns.

Source: IndexBox Platform

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) :

What are the largest markets for potatoes in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of potato consumption in 2020 were China (94M tonnes), India (52M tonnes) and Russia (22M tonnes), with a combined 44% share of global consumption. These countries were followed by Ukraine, the U.S., Bangladesh, Germany, the Netherlands, France, Poland, Belgium and Belarus, which together accounted for a further 24%.
What are the largest producers of potatoes in the world?
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The countries with the highest volumes of potato production in 2020 were China (95M tonnes), India (53M tonnes) and Russia (22M tonnes), together accounting for 45% of global production. These countries were followed by Ukraine, the U.S., Germany, Bangladesh, France, the Netherlands, Poland and Belarus, which together accounted for a further 23%.
What are the leading suppliers of potatoes to Italy?
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In value terms, France ($85M) constituted the largest supplier of potato to Italy, comprising 42% of total imports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by the Netherlands ($41M), with a 21% share of total imports. It was followed by Germany, with a 14% share.
What are the leading importers of potatoes from Italy?
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In value terms, Germany ($17M) remains the key foreign market for potato exports from Italy, comprising 35% of total exports. The second position in the ranking was occupied by France ($7M), with a 14% share of total exports. It was followed by Switzerland, with a 8.4% share.
What is the average export price for potatoes in Italy?
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In 2020, the average potato export price amounted to $624 per tonne, leveling off at the previous year.
What is the average import price for potatoes in Italy?
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The average potato import price stood at $326 per tonne in 2020, which is down by -16.7% against the previous year.

Product coverage:
• FCL 116 - Potatoes

This report provides an in-depth analysis of the potato market in Italy. Within it, you will discover the latest data on market trends and opportunities by country, consumption, production and price developments, as well as the global trade (imports and exports). The forecast exhibits the market prospects through 2025.


Country coverage:
• Italy

Data coverage:
• Market volume and value
• Per Capita consumption
• Forecast of the market dynamics in the medium term
• Trade (exports and imports) in Italy
• Export and import prices
• Market trends, drivers and restraints
• Key market players and their profiles

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1. INTRODUCTION

Making Data-Driven Decisions to Grow Your Business

1.1
REPORT DESCRIPTION
1.2
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY AND AI PLATFORM
1.3
DATA-DRIVEN DECISIONS FOR YOUR BUSINESS
1.4
GLOSSARY AND SPECIFIC TERMS
2. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

A Quick Overview of Market Performance

2.1
KEY FINDINGS
2.2
MARKET TRENDS
3. MARKET OVERVIEW

Understanding the Current State of The Market and Its Prospects

3.1
MARKET SIZE
3.2
MARKET STRUCTURE
3.3
TRADE BALANCE
3.4
PER CAPITA CONSUMPTION
3.5
MARKET FORECAST TO 2030
4. MOST PROMISING PRODUCTS

Finding New Products to Diversify Your Business

4.1
TOP PRODUCTS TO DIVERSIFY YOUR BUSINESS
4.2
BEST-SELLING PRODUCTS
4.3
MOST CONSUMED PRODUCT
4.4
MOST TRADED PRODUCT
4.5
MOST PROFITABLE PRODUCT FOR EXPORT
5. MOST PROMISING SUPPLYING COUNTRIES

Choosing the Best Countries to Establish Your Sustainable Supply Chain

5.1
TOP COUNTRIES TO SOURCE YOUR PRODUCT
5.2
TOP PRODUCING COUNTRIES
5.3
COUNTRIES WITH TOP YIELDS
5.4
TOP EXPORTING COUNTRIES
5.5
LOW-COST EXPORTING COUNTRIES
6. MOST PROMISING OVERSEAS MARKETS

Choosing the Best Countries to Boost Your Exports

6.1
TOP OVERSEAS MARKETS FOR EXPORTING YOUR PRODUCT
6.2
TOP CONSUMING MARKETS
6.3
UNSATURATED MARKETS
6.4
TOP IMPORTING MARKETS
6.5
MOST PROFITABLE MARKETS
7. PRODUCTION

The Latest Trends and Insights into The Industry

7.1
PRODUCTION, HARVESTED AREA AND YIELD
8. IMPORTS

The Largest Import Supplying Countries

8.1
IMPORTS FROM 2007–2020
8.2
IMPORTS BY COUNTRY
8.3
IMPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
9. EXPORTS

The Largest Destinations for Exports

9.1
EXPORTS FROM 2007–2020
9.2
EXPORTS BY COUNTRY
9.3
EXPORT PRICES BY COUNTRY
10. PROFILES OF MAJOR PRODUCERS

The Largest Producers on The Market and Their Profiles

LIST OF TABLES
Table 1:
Key Findings In 2020
Table 2:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Table 3:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Table 4:
Per Capita Consumption In 2007–2020
Table 5:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 6:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 7:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Table 8:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 9:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Table 10:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020
LIST OF FIGURES
Figure 1:
Market Volume, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 2:
Market Value, 2007–2020
Figure 3:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 4:
Market Structure – Domestic Supply vs. Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 5:
Trade Balance, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 6:
Trade Balance, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 7:
Per Capita Consumption, 2007–2020
Figure 8:
Market Forecast To 2030
Figure 9:
Products: Market Size And Growth, By Type
Figure 10:
Products: Average Per Capita Consumption, By Type
Figure 11:
Products: Exports And Growth, By Type
Figure 12:
Products: Export Prices And Growth, By Type
Figure 13:
Production Volume And Growth
Figure 14:
Yield And Growth
Figure 15:
Exports And Growth
Figure 16:
Export Prices And Growth
Figure 17:
Market Size And Growth
Figure 18:
Per Capita Consumption
Figure 19:
Imports And Growth
Figure 20:
Import Prices
Figure 21:
Production, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 22:
Production, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 23:
Area Harvested, 2007–2020
Figure 24:
Yield, 2007–2020
Figure 25:
Imports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 26:
Imports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 27:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 28:
Imports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 29:
Imports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 30:
Import Prices, By Country Of Origin, 2007–2020
Figure 31:
Exports, In Physical Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 32:
Exports, In Value Terms, 2007–2020
Figure 33:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2020
Figure 34:
Exports, In Physical Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 35:
Exports, In Value Terms, By Country, 2007–2020
Figure 36:
Export Prices, By Country Of Destination, 2007–2020

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