Which Country Eats the Most Potatoes?

Potato Consumption (Total) (kt), 2013
Food & Drink | February 22, 2018
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Based on a comparison of 73 countries in 2013, China ranked the highest in potato consumption with 18,474 kt followed by Indonesia and Nigeria. On the other end of the scale was Iceland with 0.033 kt, Malta with 0.641 kt and Slovenia with 3.71 kt.

Total potato consumption reached 146,848 kt in 2013 in the World according to Faostat. This is 0.469 % more than in the previous year and 3.45 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, total potato consumption reached an all time high of 153,366 kt in 1997 and an all time low of 70,426 kt in 1963. The average annual growth amounted to 1.01 % since 1961.

The top ranked country, China, accounted for 12.6 % of potato consumption in the world. The top 3 countries hold a 31.4 % share while the ten largest countries some 62.8 % in 2013.

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

Potato Consumption (Total) Unit 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Argentina kt 1,407,298 1,347,849 1,407,521 1,371,998 1,476,827
Canada kt 2,292,724 2,102,647 2,454,892 2,783,010 2,691,631
Chile kt 875,446 884,194 849,940 1,003,203 1,132,301
China kt 46,988,522 51,233,587 51,658,865 56,815,505 57,358,505
India kt 20,768,763 25,621,624 25,502,139 26,083,551 28,419,061
Indonesia kt 933,854 975,466 1,112,690 1,007,221 1,018,910
Iran kt 3,546,876 3,806,234 3,519,810 3,415,123 3,814,469
Japan kt 2,884,271 2,838,749 2,690,663 2,596,195 2,656,020
Mexico kt 1,876,922 1,781,351 1,638,135 1,697,827 1,608,123
Netherlands kt 1,515,986 1,513,366 1,489,026 1,537,481 1,564,790
Nigeria kt 342,615 728,902 633,601 722,905 721,258
Pakistan kt 2,057,593 2,009,297 2,316,708 2,443,289 2,530,568
Peru kt 2,112,498 2,161,705 2,277,120 2,280,223 2,401,252
USA kt 16,772,372 16,143,298 16,632,416 16,118,986 16,510,717
United Kingdom kt 6,513,778 6,456,000 6,467,238 6,177,560 6,319,823