U.S. potato production by state 2019

China and India are the main producers of potatoes, with the United States ranked fifth among the leading potato producers worldwide. In the United States, Idaho topped the ranking of leading potato producing states, with an annual production amount of about 130.9 million cwt of potatoes in 2019. Washington and Wisconsin were the next largest producers with production amounting to about 99 million cwt and 30 million cwt, respectively in that year.

U.S. potato history

The potato was first discovered in South America and was widely grown throughout the Americas by 1719. Nowadays, potatoes are grown in almost every region in the United States. Since 2000, over one million acres of potatoes have been planted and harvested each year.

U.S. potato utilization

In 2017, more than 50 million cwt of potato was used for chips and shoestring fries across the United States. Fresh potato consumption per capita has been decreasing since 2010, while per capita consumption of fresh sweet potatoes has been on an upward trend over the past number of years.

Potato production in the United States in 2019, by state

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Release date

January 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2019

Supplementary notes

cwt = centum weight is defined as 100 lb, which is equal to approximately 45.36 kg.

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