Who's the Major Potato Eater?

Potato Consumption Per Capita (kg), 2017
Food & Drink | March 9, 2020
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Based on a comparison of 154 countries in 2017, Belarus ranked the highest in potato consumption per capita with 178 kg followed by Ukraine and Latvia. On the other end of the scale was Ghana with 0.150 kg, Central African Republic with 0.170 kg and Benin with 0.190 kg.

Average potato consumption per capita reached 33.5 kg in 2017 in the World according to Faostat. This is 1.88 % more than in the previous year and 4.09 % more than 10 years ago.

Historically, average potato consumption per capita reached an all time high of 35.7 kg in 1961 and an all time low of 26.0 kg in 1991. The average annual growth amounted to -0.115 % since 1961.

Data for more countries are available at Potato Consumption Per Capita indicator page.

Potato Consumption Per Capita Unit 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Belarus kg 185 189 183 179 171
Belgium kg ... ... ... 90.9 84.3 93.4 98.7 90.7
Bosnia and Herzegovina kg 78.4 60.9 76.1 77.3 78.3
Kazakhstan kg 108 112 111 108 108
Kyrgyzstan kg 98.1 98.5 99.3 95.7 95.4
Latvia kg 112 122 117 115 115
Nepal kg 75.1 77.0 80.6 78.9 74.2
Netherlands kg 93.9 92.2 90.8 83.1 83.5
Peru kg 81.1 80.9 82.5 83.2 83.3
Poland kg 115 111 104 103 96.3
Romania kg 99.3 101 99.5 103 100
Russia kg 111 113 113 111 113
Rwanda kg 99.9 101 99.6 97.4 94.0
Ukraine kg 140 141 136 123 116
United Kingdom kg 101 102 104 89.2 86.1