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Potato market in the UK - statistics & facts

Today, potatoes can be enjoyed in a variety of traditional British and Irish foods, such as shepherd’s pie, neeps and taties or chips. While the UK has historically held a strong potato market, its growth is staggering. In 2019, the turnover of processed and preserved potato products was approximately 2.6 million British pounds. This value had nearly doubled from the previous ten years.

Potato manufacturing

Potato chips, known as crisps in the UK, are another popular food item for Brits. While potato chips saw a small increase in their sales value in the UK over the last decade, another potato category saw an even greater increase. Between the years of 2008 and 2019, the sales value of frozen potato products, such as chips, increased by over 100 million British pounds. In general, the sale of processed and preserved potatoes in the UK consistently increased in recent years. In 2019, the sales value of processed and preserved potatoes was approximately 1.18 billion British pounds.

Retail and trade

The export of potatoes from the UK increased in value over the last 20 years. In 2020, the export value of potatoes from the UK were just over 100 million British pounds. Of all retail sales of potatoes in the UK, the majority of sales came from fresh potatoes. Closely following this was crisps, and then frozen potato products. In the UK, the leading brand on frozen potato products was Any McCain.

UK potato consumption

As of 2018/19, the average UK consumer spends approximately 127 pence per week on fresh and processed potato products. Of this figure, 46 pence is spent on crisps, and 37 pence is spent on chips. In the UK, almost 13 million citizens consume frozen chip products at least once a week, solidifying this products importance to the UK potato market.

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Potato manufacture in the UK

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Potato market in the UK - statistics & facts

Today, potatoes can be enjoyed in a variety of traditional British and Irish foods, such as shepherd’s pie, neeps and taties or chips. While the UK has historically held a strong potato market, its growth is staggering. In 2019, the turnover of processed and preserved potato products was approximately 2.6 million British pounds. This value had nearly doubled from the previous ten years.

Potato manufacturing

Potato chips, known as crisps in the UK, are another popular food item for Brits. While potato chips saw a small increase in their sales value in the UK over the last decade, another potato category saw an even greater increase. Between the years of 2008 and 2019, the sales value of frozen potato products, such as chips, increased by over 100 million British pounds. In general, the sale of processed and preserved potatoes in the UK consistently increased in recent years. In 2019, the sales value of processed and preserved potatoes was approximately 1.18 billion British pounds.

Retail and trade

The export of potatoes from the UK increased in value over the last 20 years. In 2020, the export value of potatoes from the UK were just over 100 million British pounds. Of all retail sales of potatoes in the UK, the majority of sales came from fresh potatoes. Closely following this was crisps, and then frozen potato products. In the UK, the leading brand on frozen potato products was Any McCain.

UK potato consumption

As of 2018/19, the average UK consumer spends approximately 127 pence per week on fresh and processed potato products. Of this figure, 46 pence is spent on crisps, and 37 pence is spent on chips. In the UK, almost 13 million citizens consume frozen chip products at least once a week, solidifying this products importance to the UK potato market.

Interesting statistics

In the following 9 chapters, you will quickly find the 57 most important statistics relating to "Potato market in the United Kingdom (UK)".

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