FAO: Global potato statistics: Latest FAO data published
The latest global potato statistics provided by the FAO via its FAOSTAT database were updated in December, 2022.
We extracted this 2021 data for “total production” (in metric tonnes) and present the results for 100 potato producing countries in the table below (ranging from most to least).
According to the FAO data, a total of 376 million tonnes of potatoes were produced world wide, with China (94 million tonnes) and India (54 million tonnes) the largest potato producing countries in 2021. FAO figures indicate that the total area harvested globally in 2021 was 18,132,694 hectares – a world average of about 21 tonnes per hectare.
Readers can of course visit the FAOSTAT website and perform their own searches of the database as preferred – the English version can be accessed here: http://www.fao.org/faostat/en/#data. From this page, choose “Production”, and then choose “Crops and Livestocks” (and then click on the left of “crops primary” in the Item section to get a listing of all crops).
Please note: The FAOSTAT data presented here might not correlate exactly with the official data provided by government and/or industry organizations for some countries, but it should be close enough for most.
5. Russian Federation