Which Country Eats the Most Potatoes?

Potato Consumption (Total) (kt), 2017
Food & Drink | March 4, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 154 countries in 2017, China ranked the highest in potato consumption with 61,980 kt followed by India and USA. On the other end of the scale was Guinea Bissau with 1.00 kt, Central African Republic with 1.00 kt and Benin with 2.00 kt.

Total potato consumption reached 246,667 kt in 2017 in the World according to Faostat. This is 2.96 % more than in the previous year and 15.4 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total potato consumption reached an all time high of 246,667 kt in 2017 and an all time low of 106,356 kt in 1962. The average annual growth amounted to 1.48 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 25.1 % of potato consumption in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 45.9 % share while the ten largest countries some 66.1 % in 2017.

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

Potato Consumption (Total) Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Bangladesh kt 7,017 6,923 7,266 7,150 7,074
Brazil kt 3,784 3,629 3,587 3,261 3,181
China kt 57,359 57,226 57,384 59,045 59,467
Egypt kt 2,713 3,442 2,992 3,228 3,200
France kt 3,467 3,381 3,458 3,283 3,292
Germany kt 5,728 5,494 5,084 5,258 5,285
India kt 28,419 29,849 30,546 31,294 32,339
Iran kt 3,814 4,368 3,922 4,169 4,171
Pakistan kt 2,531 2,591 2,793 2,655 2,883
Poland kt 4,383 4,254 3,974 3,924 3,661
Russia kt 15,986 16,130 16,178 16,090 16,317
Turkey kt 3,793 4,017 3,000 3,692 3,740
USA kt 16,511 17,610 16,606 16,660 16,115
Ukraine kt 6,401 6,406 6,150 5,543 5,218
United Kingdom kt 6,320 6,398 6,583 5,835 5,673