Skip to main content

News & Events

U.S. Potato Exports Rise While Imports Decline

February 27, 2020

U.S. calendar year potato trade for 2019 showed a strong positive balance with exports exceeding imports by $342 million. Exports grew 9% in volume to 1,807,084 metric tons (MT) and 8% in value to $1.9 billion, while imports declined 9% in volume to 1,638,749 MT but increased 1% in value to $1.57 billion.

Export growth was led by increases of 7% in frozen, 12% in dehy, 13% in fresh and 38% in seed exports. The only decline was a 3% drop in potato chip exports. The decline in imports was caused by drops of 16% in fresh, 4.5% in dehy, 9.7% in seed potatoes, 2.7% in frozen, and 2% starch. Potato chip imports increased by 11.5%.

Potatoes USA accepts no liability for the content of these reports, or for the consequences of any actions taken on the basis of any information contained herein.

Reports


More press updates from Potatoes USA

You are leaving the Potatoes USA website

Disclaimer: You are navigating to a website maintained by a third party and are about to leave the Potatoes USA web site. The external link should not be considered an endorsement by Potatoes USA of the third-party web site or the company or organization that owns it, and Potatoes USA is not responsible for the accuracy or nature of the content of the linked web site.

Continue to New Site Cancel