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Which Country Eats the Most Potatoes?

Potato Consumption (Total) (kt), 2019
Food & Drink | March 10, 2022
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Based on a comparison of 161 countries in 2019, China ranked the highest in potato consumption with 63,875 kt followed by India and USA. On the other end of the scale was Central African Republic with 1.00 kt, Sierra Leone with 1.00 kt and East Timor with 1.00 kt.

Total potato consumption reached 248,014 kt in 2019 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.232 % more than in the previous year and 11.1 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total potato consumption reached an all time high of 248,366 kt in 2017 and an all time low of 106,356 kt in 1962. The average annual growth amounted to 1.44 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 25.8 % of potato consumption in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 46.8 % share while the ten largest countries some 64.7 % in 2019.

Data for more countries are available at Potato Consumption (Total) indicator page.

Potato Consumption (Total) Unit 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Bangladesh kt 7,251 7,430 7,642 7,862 8,092
Brazil kt 3,916 3,561 3,506 3,457 3,485
Canada kt 3,263 2,606 2,638 2,835 2,851
China kt 60,964 62,521 63,959 65,540 64,313
France kt 3,295 3,283 3,292 3,297 3,294
Germany kt 5,081 5,162 5,423 5,355 5,454
India kt 30,447 31,261 32,604 33,193 34,112
Pakistan kt 2,692 2,767 2,854 2,942 2,960
Peru kt 2,671 2,717 2,727 2,672 2,855
Poland kt 3,962 3,924 3,784 3,877 3,877
Russia kt 16,090 16,090 16,317 13,955 13,147
Turkey kt 3,647 3,692 3,740 3,789 3,798
USA kt 16,602 16,660 16,115 16,969 17,165
Ukraine kt 6,140 5,646 5,214 5,861 6,202
United Kingdom kt 5,970 5,826 5,653 5,562 6,117

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