North American Potatoes
North American Potatoes

ISSN: 2159-743X

Released January 21, 2021, by the National Agricultural Statistics Service 
(NASS), Agricultural Statistics Board, United States Department of 
Agriculture (USDA).

Combined United States and Canadian Potato Production Down 2 Percent From 
2019

This publication is the result of a joint effort by Servicio de Informaci�n 
Agroalimentaria y Pesquera (SIAP), Statistics Canada, and USDA's National 
Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) to publish potato production for three 
countries in one report. All data contained in this report comes from 
previously published data. 

The 2020 potato production for the United States and Canada combined is 
estimated at 518 million cwt, down 2 percent from 2019 estimate. The United 
States potato production is estimated at 414 million cwt, down 2 percent from 
last year. Canada's potato growers harvested 104 million cwt, down 1 percent 
from 2019.

The 2019 potato production for the United States, Canada, and Mexico combined 
is 569 million cwt, up 2 percent from the 2018 estimate. The United States 
2019 potato production is estimated at 424 million cwt, up 2 percent from 
2019. Canada's potato growers harvested 106 million cwt during 2019, up 
3 percent from 2018. Mexico's potato growers harvested 39 million cwt during 
2019, down 1 percent from 2018.

Potato Area Planted, Harvested, Yield, Total Production, Utilized Production, Price, and Farm Value - United States: 2011-2020
[Beginning in 2019, total includes all potatoes. Previous years were fall potato only. Blank cells indicate estimation period has not
yet begun]
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                :               Area                :                 :                 :                 :               :                 
    Crop year   :-----------------------------------:                 :      Total      :    Utilized     :               :    Value of     
                :     Planted     :    Harvested    :      Yield      :   production    :  production 1/  :     Price     :    sales 2/     
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                :     ------ 1,000 acres -----              cwt             ------- 1,000 cwt -------          dollars       1,000 dollars  
                :                                                                                                                           
2011 ...........:       959.2            941.0              416             391,570           364,845           8.87           3,201,310    
2012 ...........:     1,007.8            994.9              422             420,030           392,275           8.05           3,131,956    
2013 ...........:       942.3            933.5              425             396,655           372,258           9.09           3,342,230    
2014 ...........:       942.6            935.3              434             406,080           379,997           8.34           3,130,731    
2015 ...........:       950.5            943.8              434             409,281           383,582           8.28           3,132,640    
2016 ...........:       935.8            921.6              448             412,688           386,688           8.46           3,231,305    
2017 ...........:       919.7            914.7              445             406,800           382,136           8.28           3,135,521    
2018 ...........:       914.7            906.6              457             414,499           389,807           8.48           3,269,884    
2019 ...........:       963.3            937.3              453             424,419           399,403           9.94           3,935,436    
2020 ...........:       921.0            914.1              453             414,248                                                         
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1/ Includes potatoes sold and used on farm where grown for human consumption, seed, and livestock feed.                                     
2/ Includes value of potatoes sold.                                                                                                         
Source:  National Agricultural Statistics Service.                                                                                          

Potato Area Planted, Harvested, Yield, Total Production, Utilized Production, Price, and Farm Value - Canada: 2011-2020
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                :               Area                :                 :                 :                 :               :                 
    Crop year   :-----------------------------------:                 :      Total      :    Utilized     :               :      Farm       
                :     Planted     :    Harvested    :      Yield      :   production    :  production 1/  :   Price 2/    :   value 2/ 3/   
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                :      ----- 1,000 acres -----              cwt             ------- 1,000 cwt ------           dollars       1,000 dollars  
                :                                                                                                                           
2011 ...........:      360.5             348.8             264.8             92,372           89,085             12.20         1,086,795    
2012 ...........:      367.1             361.1             279.0            100,741           94,578             11.84         1,120,019    
2013 ...........:      349.3             345.0             296.7            102,383             (NA)              (NA)              (NA)    
2014 ...........:      341.3             337.0             299.1            100,772             (NA)              (NA)              (NA)    
2015 ...........:      345.3             339.9             308.6            104,907             (NA)              (NA)              (NA)    
2016 ...........:      346.4             340.6             308.9            105,224             (NA)              (NA)              (NA)    
2017 ...........:      344.0             340.1             313.7            106,673             (NA)              (NA)              (NA)    
2018 ...........:      348.6             330.5             310.0            102,447             (NA)              (NA)              (NA)    
2019 ...........:      362.1             341.8             308.9            105,589             (NA)              (NA)              (NA)    
2020 ...........:      357.1             352.2             295.9            104,203             (NA)              (NA)              (NA)    
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(NA)  Not available.                                                                                                                        
1/ Includes potatoes sold and used on farm where grown for human consumption, seed, and livestock feed.                                     
2/ Converted to United States dollars.                                                                                                      
3/ Includes value of potatoes sold and used on farm where grown for human consumption, seed, and livestock feed.                            
Source:  Agriculture Division, Statistics Canada                                                                                            

Potato Area Planted, Harvested, Yield, Total Production, Utilized Production, Price, and Farm Value - Mexico: 2011-2020
[Blank cells indicate estimation period has not yet begun]
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                :               Area                :                 :                 :                 :               :                 
    Crop year   :-----------------------------------:                 :      Total      :    Utilized     :               :    Value of     
                :     Planted     :    Harvested    :      Yield      :   production    :   production    :   Price 1/    :    sales 1/     
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                :      ----- 1,000 acres -----              cwt             ------ 1,000 cwt ------            dollars       1,000 dollars  
                :                                                                                                                           
2011 ...........:      170.6             134.8             234.4            31,597             (NA)             23.10           729,834     
2012 ...........:      170.3             166.1             239.2            39,718             (NA)             20.44           811,846     
2013 ...........:      153.7             150.4             238.9            35,933             (NA)             24.79           890,687     
2014 ...........:      151.9             151.7             243.9            37,011             (NA)             24.34           900,890     
2015 ...........:      158.2             157.2             242.2            38,081             (NA)             19.31           735,174     
2016 ...........:      159.3             159.0             249.2            39,612             (NA)             14.64           579,793     
2017 ...........:      146.5             146.4             258.3            37,820             (NA)             15.78           596,952     
2018 ...........:      149.1             149.0             266.7            39,740             (NA)             18.55           737,069     
2019 ...........:      147.6             144.4             272.0            39,328             (NA)             18.48           726,720     
2020 ...........:                                                                                                                           
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(NA)  Not available.                                                                                                                        
1/ Converted to United States dollars.                                                                                                      
Source:  Servicio de Informaci�n Agroalimentaria y Pesquera (SIAP).                                                                         

Potato Area Planted and Harvested, Yield, Total Production, Utilized Production, Price, and Farm Value - North America: 2011-2020
[Beginning in 2019, total includes all potatoes for the United States, Canada and Mexico. Previous years were fall potato totals only for
the United States and all potatoes for Canada and Mexico. Blank cells indicate estimation period has not yet begun]
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                :               Area                :                 :                 :                 :               :                 
    Crop year   :-----------------------------------:                 :      Total      :    Utilized     :               :    Value of     
                :     Planted     :    Harvested    :      Yield      :   production    :   production    :     Price     :      sales      
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                :     ------ 1,000 acres ------             cwt             ------ 1,000 cwt ------            dollars       1,000 dollars  
                :                                                                                                                           
2011 ...........:     1,490.3           1,424.6            361.9            515,539            (NA)               9.73         5,017,939    
2012 ...........:     1,545.2           1,522.1            368.2            560,489            (NA)               9.03         5,063,821    
2013 ...........:     1,445.3           1,428.9            374.4            534,971            (NA)               (NA)              (NA)    
2014 ...........:     1,435.8           1,424.0            381.9            543,863            (NA)               (NA)              (NA)    
2015 ...........:     1,454.0           1,440.9            383.3            552,269            (NA)               (NA)              (NA)    
2016 ...........:     1,441.5           1,421.2            392.3            557,524            (NA)               (NA)              (NA)    
2017 ...........:     1,410.2           1,401.2            393.4            551,293            (NA)               (NA)              (NA)    
2018 ...........:     1,412.4           1,386.1            401.6            556,686            (NA)               (NA)              (NA)    
2019 ...........:     1,473.0           1,423.5            400.0            569,336            (NA)               (NA)              (NA)    
2020 ...........:                                                                                                                           
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(NA)  Not available.                                                                                                                        
Source:  National Agricultural Statistics Service; Agriculture Division, Statistics Canada and Servicio de Informaci�n Agroalimentaria y    
Pesquera (SIAP).                                                                                                    

Information Contacts

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Service to contact for additional information. E-mail inquiries may be sent to nass@usda.gov

Lance Honig, Chief, Crops Branch......................................................... (202) 720-2127

Fleming Gibson, Head, Fruits, Vegetables and Special Crops Section....................... (202) 720-2127
......................................................................................... Heidi 
Lanouette - Blueberries, Cranberries, Cucumbers, Pistachios, Potatoes, Pumpkins,
Raspberries, Squash, Strawberries, Sugarbeets, Sugarcane, Sweet Potatoes................. (202) 720-4285
Robert Little - Apricots, Dry Beans, Lettuce, Macadamia, Maple Syrup,
Nectarines, Pears, Snap Beans, Spinach, Tomatoes......................................... (202) 720-3250
Anastasiya Osborne - Almonds, Apples, Asparagus, Carrots, Coffee, Onions
Plums, Prunes, Sweet Corn, Tobacco....................................................... (202) 720-4288
Krishna Rizal - Artichokes, Cauliflower, Celery, Garlic, Grapefruit, Hazelnuts,
Kiwifruit, Lemons, Mandarins and tangerines, Mint, Mushrooms, Olives, Oranges............ (202) 720-5412
Fleming Gibson - Avocados, Bell Peppers, Broccoli, Cabbage, Chickpeas,
Chile Peppers, Dates, Floriculture, Grapes, Hops, Pecans................................. (202) 720-2127
Antonio Torres - Cantaloupes, Dry Edible Peas, Green Peas, Honeydews, Lentils,
Papayas, Peaches, Sweet Cherries, Tart Cherries, Walnuts, Watermelons.................... (202) 720-2157

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