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U.S. Potato Exports Keep Steady Volume, Increase Dollar Value in July 2023–March 2024

June 3, 2024

DENVER (June 4, 2024) – U.S. potato exports remained steady in the nine-month period from July 2023 to March 2024, with volume down just 1%  from the same period last year. Export values increased 5%  to $1.7 billion.

The dollar value of U.S. potato exports increased across all categories during the period, while volume increased for fresh, dehydrated and seed potatoes. 

U.S. fresh potato export volume increased 11% compared to the year before, and the value increased 9% to $253 million. Fresh export growth was driven by a 64% increase in export volume to Mexico. Mexico accounted for 44% of all U.S. fresh potato export volume during the July 2023 – March 2024 period, followed by Canada (23%) and Central America (8%).

Exports of U.S. dehydrated potatoes increased 4% in both volume and dollar value during the period. The largest markets for U.S. dehydrated potatoes were Canada (42%), Mexico (19%) and Japan (14%). Dehydrated potato exports to Canada increased 18%, while exports to Mexico increased 10% and exports to Japan decreased 19%.

U.S. frozen export volume declined 8% from the previous year, but the dollar value of those exports increased 4% to $1.1 billion. The largest export markets for U.S. frozen potatoes are Japan (27%), Mexico (23%) and South Korea (8%). The decline in export volume for frozen potatoes was due to an 11% decrease in exports to Japan and a 13%  decrease in exports to South Korea. Trade Data Monitor compiles the data from the United States Department of Commerce, Foreign Trade Division, using the Harmonized Coding System, Schedule B. Potatoes USA accepts no liability for the content of these reports, or the consequences of any actions taken based on any information contained herein. Questions on the trade figures, international trade leads, and Potatoes USA international marketing programs should be directed to

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