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Potato Market Information Review – 2019-2020

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Overview

Potatoes are the largest vegetable crop grown in Canada, accounting for 27.2% of all vegetable receiptsFootnote1 and 14.7% of all horticulturalFootnote 2 receipts. Potato receipts totaled $1.29 billion in 2019, up 0.5% from 2018.

Potatoes are generally planted in the spring and harvested throughout the late-summer and fall. Immediately after harvest, potatoes are placed in temperature and light controlled storage. Potato tubers are a living part of the plant and the tubers require careful environmental management to avoid rot and sprouting. Three main categories make up the potato products produced in Canada: potatoes for processing, table/fresh potatoes, and seed potatoes. Each category is comprised of unique end-uses and markets. This unique end-users include direct consumers, food service, retailers, and other producers/seed companies. Potatoes are continually supplied from storage/packing facility to both the fresh and the processing markets year-round. To maintain the year-round supply of potatoes in Canada, storage for seven months or longer is often needed. Potatoes are a staple food used in a wide variety of meals and dishes, and are a critical domestic crop contributing to national food security.

In 2019, approximately 1,005 potato growers across Canada, planted 362,095 acres (146,535 hectares) of potatoes (up 4% from 2018). This increase was largely the result of the increased processing capacity for both McCain's and JR Simplot in Manitoba and for Cavendish Farms in Alberta. Total production in 2019 was estimated at 4.8 million metric tons of potatoes (or 4% higher than 2018). The main producing provinces by volume were Prince Edward Island (24%), Alberta (20%), Manitoba (19%), New Brunswick (15%), Quebec (12%) and Ontario (6%).

The potato yield have been relatively stable over the last five year with a five-year average of 34.8 metric tons per hectare. Alberta and Manitoba had the highest yield, averaging a five-year yield of 43.9 and 38.5 metric tons per hectare respectively.

Of the total Canadian production in 2019, approximately 66% was destined to the processing sector, 21% to the fresh sector, and 13% to the seed sector. The bulk of the processing potatoes are destined to French fry market. The main French fry processing provinces by volume were Alberta, Manitoba, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island. The major potato processors are located close to where the production occurs and involve several Canadian-U.S. companies. These processors offer contracts to potato growers for production of the quantities and varieties required, in advance of the growing season.

About 150 potato varieties are registered in Canada for commercial production. Alberta, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan and British Columbia are the key seed potato producing provinces.

Canada is net exporter of potato and potato products. In the 2019-2020 crop yearFootnote3, exports of Canadian potatoes and potato products were estimated at $1.93 billion, up 2.7% from the previous crop year. Canada exported fresh potatoes (table stock and seed potatoes) worth $377 million and processed potatoes (frozen and other) worth $1.55 billion during that period. The largest export destination for Canadian potatoes and potato products is the United States, accounting for 90.3% of Canadian potato exports in terms of value. Mexico (1.8%) and Japan (1.6%) are the second and third largest export destinations, respectively, mostly due to the volume of processed potato products that Canada ships to those two countries.

Canada imported a total value of $436 million in potatoes in 2019-2020. Of that amount, $313 million was in frozen and processed potatoes, and the remaining $123 million was in fresh potatoes ($114 million for table stock potatoes and $9 million for seed potatoes).

Worldwide, Canada is among the top ten countries exporting table stock and seed potatoes. In 2019, in terms of value, Canada ranked 6th in fresh (table) potato exports, totalling $267 of million and ranked 8th in exports of seed potatoes with value of $38 million.

The impact on COVID-19 has resulted in surplus potatoes from the 2019 crop and production contract reduction for the 2020 crop. The significant decline in food service demand in Canada and the U.S, due to the public health mandated closures has significantly affected Canadian seed and processed potato (French fry) growers. However, the reopening of businesses in Canada-U.S. has helped, with improved movement through French fry processing plants. In addition, significant quantities have also moved through the Surplus Food Rescue Program, resulting in significant inventory reduction of processing potatoes from 2019 crop.

1. Number of farms and production

1.1 Number of potato farms[1][2] in Canada (2006, 2011 and 2016)

2006 2011 2016 % change 2016/2011
Newfoundland and Labrador 26 25 5 −80%
Prince Edward Island 330 262 202 −23%
Nova Scotia 17 13 7 −46%
New Brunswick 238 193 144 −25%
Quebec 274 224 191 −15%
Ontario 243 170 147 −14%
Manitoba 153 99 77 −22%
Saskatchewan 91 61 33 −46%
Alberta 162 149 125 −16%
British Columbia 73 127 74 −42%
Canada 1,607 1,323 1,005 −24%

Notes:

  1. The last Census of Agriculture was conducted in 2016. The next Census of Agriculture will occur in 2021
  2. Number of farms includes all farms reported to be growing potatoes and on which potato production represents 50% or more of total farm cash receipts.

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 32-10-0166-01 Farms classified by farm type

1.2. Canadian potato production

1.2.1. Seeded area by province (hectares)

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 % change 2019/2018
Newfoundland and Labrador F F 142 142 132 −7%
Prince Edward Island 34,722 35,208 34,075 34,803 34,601 −1%
Nova Scotia 657 718 688 647 647 0%
New Brunswick 19,304 19,275 20,922 21,044 21,408 2%
Quebec 16,900 16,900 17,100 17,300 17,607 4%
Ontario 14,063 14,083 14,326 13,759 13,770 0%
Manitoba 27,235 26,674 25,455 25,940 28,328 9%
Saskatchewan 2,711 2,792 2,630 2,550 2,550 0%
Alberta 21,500 21,443 21,679 22,386 24,781 10%
British Columbia 2,469 2,934 2,630 2,671 2,711 2%
Canada 139,723 140,190 139,647 141,242 146,535 4%

Note:

F: Too unreliable to be published.

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 32-10-0358-01 Area, production and farm value of potatoes

1.2.2. Harvested area by province (hectares)

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 % change 2019/2018
Newfoundland and Labrador F F 132 121 122 0%
Prince Edward Island 34,520 35,086 33,670 32,051 33,994 6%
Nova Scotia 486 647 647 567 647 14%
New Brunswick 19,202 19,020 20,882 20,639 21,367 4%
Quebec 16,600 16,800 16,900 16,255 17,469 7%
Ontario 14,022 14,063 14,083 13,658 13,568 −1%
Manitoba 27,114 25,900 25,414 23,796 23,067 −3%
Saskatchewan 2,711 2,752 2,630 2,388 2,428 2%
Alberta 20,292 20,598 20,673 21,605 23,006 6%
British Columbia 2,456 2,833 2,590 2,671 2,671 0%
Canada 137,553 137,848 137,621 133,749 138,339 3%

Note:

F: Too unreliable to be published.

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 32-10-0358-01 Area, production and farm value of potatoes

1.2.3. Production by province (tonnes)

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 % change 2019/2018
Newfoundland and Labrador F F 2,858 2,540 2,449 −4%
Prince Edward Island 1,127,177 1,166,776 1,109,623 1,025,119 1,143,053 12%
Nova Scotia 14,969 19,595 19,595 16,556 18,869 14%
New Brunswick 684,925 650,225 687,601 710,779 743,892 5%
Quebec 560,595 554,880 567,217 508,976 573,704 13%
Ontario 361,513 299,507 355,163 313,841 304,134 −3%
Manitoba 981,120 1,016,047 1,006,975 920,793 893,577 −3%
Saskatchewan 75,977 77,111 73,709 65,952 68,039 3%
Alberta 874,073 885,367 933,130 987,108 985,112 0%
British Columbia 75,432 100,017 82,735 95,254 97,296 2%
Canada 4,758,502 4,772,881 4,838,606 4,646,918 4,830,124 4%

Note:

F: Too unreliable to be published.

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 32-10-0358-01 Area, production and farm value of potatoes

1.2.4. Average yield by province (tonnes per harvested hectares)

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 % change 2019/2018
Newfoundland and Labrador F F 21.73 20.92 20.11 −4%
Prince Edward Island 32.65 33.25 32.96 31.98 33.63 5%
Nova Scotia 30.82 30.26 30.26 29.22 29.14 0%
New Brunswick 35.67 34.19 32.93 34.44 34.81 1%
Quebec 33.77 33.03 33.56 31.31 32.84 5%
Ontario 25.78 21.30 25.22 22.98 22.42 −2%
Manitoba 36.19 39.23 39.62 38.70 38.74 0%
Saskatchewan 28.02 28.02 28.02 27.62 28.02 1%
Alberta 43.08 42.98 45.14 45.69 42.82 −6%
British Columbia 30.71 35.31 31.94 35.66 36.43 2%
Canada 34.59 34.62 35.16 34.74 34.92 0%

Note:

F: Too unreliable to be published.

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 32-10-0358-01 Area, production and farm value of potatoes

1.3. Top 50 registered seed potato varieties grown in Canada, total area accepted in 2019 (hectares)

Newfoundland and Labrador Prince Edward Island Nova Scotia New Brunswick Quebec Ontario Manitoba Saskatchewan Alberta British Columbia Total
Russet Burbank 793 33 901 46 1,565 56 1,914 8 5,315
Goldrush 3 415 171 967 10 13 6 52 0 1,638
HO2000 515 106 313 934
Norland 0 194 29 103 0 205 241 64 16 853
Ranger Russet 260 1 0 222 11 249 4 747
Shepody 344 21 189 1 2 21 117 7 700
Eva 619 3 622
Dakota Russet 475 10 2 13 7 0 507
Atlantic 0 183 241 3 0 58 4 489
Chieftain 1 72 63 224 5 0 26 50 441
Prospect 349 23 31 404
Superior 1 208 22 143 6 0 379
Russet Norkotah 10 103 15 40 162 17 347
Ciklamen 14 10 268 35 18 346
Innovator 110 120 76 16 323
Perline 179 56 81 316
Umatilla Russet 131 9 173 313
Kennebec 167 51 1 12 2 2 16 34 286
Clearwater Russet 84 19 1 4 41 4 57 72 281
Colomba 52 0 43 85 8 63 252
Highland Russet 144 92 16 0 252
Ivory Russet 88 1 1 1 0 128 220
Bintje 2 207 0 209
Envol 205 205
Satina 53 60 2 89 203
Baby Boomer 110 35 56 202
Milva 18 180 1 199
Yukon Gold 0 43 32 32 0 16 0 38 37 198
Sangre 6 93 17 55 171
Dakota Pearl 53 10 30 73 165
Yellow Star 17 27 57 49 150
Mountain Gem Russet 120 9 0 5 0 134
Viking 20 61 26 9 2 119
Snowden 13 86 2 7 109
Electra 102 5 107
Vivaldi 0 0 101 0 101
Smart 8 0 85 6 1 100
Mystère 90 90
Ac Chaleur 15 9 58 6 89
Gemstar Russet 3 11 34 29 11 87
Lamoka 36 5 30 1 0 14 85
Vigor 25 56 82
Purple Prince 44 7 28 79
Bordeaux 9 59 0 3 71
Agata 39 28 67
Sifra 23 0 8 17 14 5 66
Reba 45 13 8 66
Orchestra 41 25 66
Roko 14 46 60
Darkred Chieftain 59 59
Total top 50 registered varieties 6 5,96 117 2,257 2,289 192 3,002 969 4,318 193 19,303
Total other varieties[1] 1 898 14 726 628 54 224 261 950 104 3,860
Total all 7 6,858 131 2,982 2,917 247 3,226 1,23 5,268 297 23,163

Note: 1. Other varieties included non-registered varieties, varieties grown on smaller hectarage and varieties that were not approved for release by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency Representative.

Source: Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Potatoes Section

1.4. Total area (hectares) accepted of registered seed varieties grown in Canada – five year average

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2015-2019
(5-year average)
Newfoundland and Labrador 23 32 31 27 7 24
Prince Edward Island 6,578 6,288 6,686 6,387 6,858 6,559
Nova Scotia 0 0 109 149 131 78
New Brunswick 4,063 3,690 3,240 3,107 2,982 3,416
Quebec 2,798 2,631 2,809 2,728 2,917 2,777
Ontario 194 314 313 318 247 277
Manitoba 2,446 2,497 2,629 2,873 3,226 2,734
Saskatchewan 1,191 1,146 1,200 1,167 1,230 1,187
Alberta 4,325 4,398 4,440 4,864 5,268 4,659
British Columbia 388 340 308 308 297 328
Total 22,006 21,335 21,765 21,928 23,163 22,039
Source: Canadian Food Inspection Agency, Potatoes Section

2. Canadian potato storage holdings

2.1. Canadian potato storage by province[1] (hundreds of metric tonnes)

Province December 2019 January 2020 February 2020 March 2020 April 2020 May 2020 June 2020 July 2020
Prince Edward Island 8,472 7,549 6,572 5,630 4,701 3,704 2,043 1,950
New Brunswick 5,143 4,676 3,970 3,425 2,825 2,003 1,036 625
Quebec 3,786 3,375 2,791 2,395 1,923 1,255 576 434
Ontario 2,072 1,713 1,461 1,166 900 481 300 82
Manitoba 6,296 5,516 4,583 3,919 3,273 2,252 1,384 1,045
Alberta 7,635 6,956 6,145 5,357 4,404 3,150 2,061 1,594
British Columbia 450 369 297 249 166 87 37 1
Total Canada 33,854 30,154 25,820 22,140 18,193 12,932 7,437 5,732

Notes:

1. Storage data for Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Saskatchewan are not available.

This table provides data by province across Canada as reported by the storage operators and represents volumes as of the first of each month from December to July.

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Infohort)

2.2. Canadian potato storage

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Canadian potato storage, crop years: 2017-2018, 2019-2029 and 2019-2020 (hundreds of metric tonnes per month)
December January February March April May June
2017-2018 36,418 32,502 28,368 24,934 20,450 15,563 9,121
2018-2019 33,854 30,154 25,820 22,140 18,193 12,932 7,437
2019-2020 35,235 31,557 27,477 23,310 18,596 14,624 9,442

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Infohort)

2.3. Intended utilization of potatoes by province (hundreds of metric tonnes)

December 2019 January 2020 February 2020 March 2020 April 2020 May 2020 June 2020 July 2020
Prince Edward Island Fresh 2,528 2,184 1,842 1,502 1,033 687 383 134
Processed 5,731 5,125 4,550 3,952 3,364 2,819 2,223 1,690
Seed 1,018 1,009 998 979 912 861 133 126
New Brunswick Fresh 721 650 579 510 267 163 73 16
Processed 3,613 3,224 2,753 2,269 1,860 1,535 1,112 609
Seed 825 795 752 719 689 469 82 0
Quebec Fresh 2,009 1,674 1,355 1,068 726 542 354 158
Processed 1,567 1,401 1,201 1,008 768 575 385 274
Seed 558 547 546 508 431 197 39 2
Ontario Fresh 618 503 388 294 194 114 37 5
Processed 1,417 1,287 1,106 909 679 470 254 76
Seed 31 32 32 32 22 17 0 n/a
Manitoba Fresh 627 510 397 355 274 176 84 43
Processed 4,876 4,434 3,760 3,107 2,476 2,057 1,688 991
Seed 608 608 608 608 608 487 5 11
Alberta Fresh 358 270 211 158 66 8 n/a n/a
Processed 6,080 5,407 4,654 3,966 3,247 2,944 2,438 1,594
Seed 1,663 1,591 1,508 1,188 884 441 113 n/a
British Columbia Fresh 323 244 176 117 54 28 13 1
Processed n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a 0 n/a
Seed 63 63 63 60 43 33 25 0

Notes:

n/a: Not available

This table is done in conjunction with the storage holdings and indicates the intended utilization as reported by the storage operators of either the fresh market, seed market or processing market. The storage operator's intent may change during the month depending on the demand.

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Infohort)

2.4. Percentage of intended utilization of potatoes – total

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2019/2020 intended utilization of potatoes

  • Processed: 66%
  • Fresh: 20%
  • Seed: 14%

Note: Storage holdings as of December 1, 2019.
Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Infohort)

2.5. Percentage of intended utilization of potato by province

% Fresh % Processed % Seed
Prince Edward Island 27% 62% 11%
New Brunswick 14% 70% 16%
Quebec 49% 38% 14%
Ontario 30% 69% 1%
Manitoba 10% 80% 10%
Alberta 4% 75% 21%
British Columbia 84% 0% 16%

Note: Details of intended utilization are not available for Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Saskatchewan, and have therefore not been used in this section.

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (Infohort)

3. Revenue

3.1. Potato farm receipts (in thousands of Canadian dollars)

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 % change 2019/2018
Newfoundland and Labrador 1,313 1,599 1,414 1,349 1,296 −4%
Prince Edward Island 234,497 250,300 244,216 229,782 240,598 5%
Nova Scotia 5,071 6,946 7,118 6,220 6,643 7%
New Brunswick 136,113 137,389 159,910 171,638 166,233 −3%
Quebec 132,452 152,898 164,793 157,809 176,245 12%
Ontario 111,546 117,604 100,539 123,280 108,446 −12%
Manitoba 204,518 244,792 270,658 256,437 233,777 −9%
Saskatchewan 25,639 28,018 28,483 30,992 34,134 10%
Alberta 190,473 240,065 204,855 252,857 255,007 1%
British Columbia 37,566 47,574 47,882 48,842 62,683 28%
Canada 1,079,188 1,227,185 1,229,868 1,279,207 1,285,062 0%

Note: Potato farm cash receipts refer to market receipts, excluding program payments. They represent the income received from the sale of potatoes.

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 32-10-0045-01 Farm cash receipts, annual (× 1,000)

4. Prices

4.1. Canadian potato farm average prices (Canadian dollars per tonne)

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Newfoundland and Labrador 557.33 553.14 561.74 588.85 591.28
Prince Edward Island 258.60 261.25 260.15 254.85 277.12
Nova Scotia 359.35 383.16 390.00 393.30 398.60
New Brunswick 259.04 259.93 270.07 274.26 284.40
Quebec 291.45 299.61 338.41 350.53 380.52
Ontario 342.38 370.60 383.82 401.90 408.30
Manitoba 266.10 272.93 289.03 293.66 305.56
Saskatchewan 420.86 437.40 449.52 532.20 604.73
Alberta 270.07 266.98 279.55 276.24 298.29
British Columbia 596.79 584.45 625.01 649.26 693.57
Canada 281.97 286.82 299.17 302.92 323.86

Note:

1. The average price of potatoes per province depends, among other things, on the type of potato grown in each province (seed, table or processing).

Source: Statistics Canada, Farm Income and Prices

4.2. Monthly summary of daily wholesale to retail market prices

4.2.1. Toronto market

Red
Carton 50 Pounds Size A
Russet
Carton 50 Pounds
100
White
Bag 10 Pounds
White
Bag 50 Pounds
Large
Yukon Gold
Bag 50 Pounds
Large
August 2019 Low n/a $24.00 n/a $3.75 $25.00
High n/a $24.00 n/a $4.50 $25.00
September 2019 Low $35.00 $24.00 $26.00 $2.50 $22.00
High $41.00 $24.00 $26.00 $3.25 $22.00
October 2019 Low $35.00 $24.00 $26.00 $2.50 $22.00
High $42.00 $24.00 $26.00 $3.00 $22.00
November 2019 Low $42.00 $24.00 $21.00 $2.50 $22.00
High $42.00 $24.00 $25.00 $2.75 $22.00
December 2019 Low $35.00 $24.00 $21.00 $2.75 $22.00
High $42.00 $24.00 $25.00 $3.00 $22.00
January 2020 Low $35.00 $24.00 $21.00 $3.00 $22.00
High $37.00 $24.00 $21.00 $3.00 $22.00
February 2020 Low $37.00 $24.00 $21.00 $3.00 $22.00
High $37.00 $24.00 $25.00 $3.00 $22.00
March 2020 Low $36.00 $24.00 $25.00 $3.00 $22.00
High $48.00 $24.00 $29.00 $3.00 $22.00
April 2020 Low $47.00 $24.00 $29.00 $3.00 $21.00
High $48.00 $24.00 $29.00 $4.00 $22.00
May 2020 Low $47.00 $24.00 n/a $3.50 n/a
High $47.00 $24.00 n/a $4.00 n/a
June 2020 Low $47.00 $24.00 n/a $3.00 n/a
High $47.00 $24.00 n/a $4.00 n/a
July 2020 Low $47.00 $24.00 n/a $2.50 $21.00
High $47.00 $24.00 n/a $4.00 $21.00

Notes:

n/a: Not available

Prices are based on Canada No. 1 grade potatoes.

Daily wholesale to retail market prices refer to markets where prices are reported on a daily basis from Monday to Friday.

This data is not comparable across markets as varieties, package sizes (unity quantity) and origin may differ.

Source: Infohort (AAFC)

4.2.2. Montreal market

Red
Bag 10 Pounds
Russet
Carton 50 Pounds
100
Russet
Carton 50 Pounds
80
White
Bag 10 Pounds
Yukon Gold
Bag 10 Pounds
August 2019 Low $3.25 $21.50 $29.50 $3.00 $3.00
High $4.75 $36.50 $39.50 $4.35 $6.00
September 2019 Low $3.00 $21.50 $25.00 $2.15 $3.00
High $4.50 $36.50 $39.50 $3.75 $4.75
October 2019 Low $2.75 $24.00 $25.00 $2.00 $2.75
High $3.50 $31.50 $34.50 $27.50 $3.75
November 2019 Low $2.50 $25.00 $26.00 $1.90 $2.50
High $3.75 $27.50 $30.50 $2.75 $3.50
December 2019 Low $2.75 $26.00 $27.00 $2.00 $2.75
High $3.75 $27.50 $30.50 $2.95 $3.75
January 2020 Low $2.90 $26.00 $27.00 $2.00 $3.35
High $3.75 $27.50 $30.50 $3.10 $4.85
February 2020 Low $2.90 $24.00 $25.00 $1.90 $3.25
High $3.95 $27.50 $30.50 $3.05 $4.85
March 2020 Low $2.90 $24.00 $25.00 $1.95 $3.15
High $5.50 $27.50 $30.50 $4.95 $5.75
April 2020 Low $3.75 $22.00 $26.50 $2.50 $3.75
High $4.95 $27.50 $30.50 $4.75 $5.50
May 2020 Low $3.75 $22.00 $24.50 $2.50 $3.25
High $4.50 $27.50 $30.50 $4.50 $4.50
June 2020 Low $3.50 $23.00 n/a $3.00 $3.50
High $4.50 $27.50 n/a $3.75 $4.50
July 2020 Low $3.50 $16.50 n/a $1.75 $3.75
High $4.50 $30.00 n/a $4.00 $5.50

Notes:

n/a: Not available

Prices are based on Canada No. 1 grade potatoes.

Daily wholesale to retail market prices refer to markets where prices are reported on a daily basis from Monday to Friday.

This data is not comparable across markets as varieties, package sizes (unity quantity) and origin may differ.

Source: Infohort (AAFC)

4.3. Monthly summary of weekly wholesale to retail market prices

4.3.1. Vancouver market

Organic-Yellow
Carton 10×5 Pounds
Red
Carton 10×5 Pounds
White
Carton 50 Pounds
Yukon Gold
Carton 10×5 Pounds
Yukon Gold
Carton 50 Pounds
Medium
August 2019 Low n/a $32.95 $23.75 $31.75 $33.00
High n/a $36.50 $32.95 $35.00 $36.50
September 2019 Low n/a $32.95 $31.75 $31.75 $33.00
High n/a $33.50 $32.95 $35.00 $33.50
October 2019 Low $22.50 $20.00 n/a $35.00 $31.25
High $22.50 $31.75 n/a $35.00 $31.25
November 2019 Low $39.50 $31.25 n/a $20.00 $31.25
High $39.50 $32.00 n/a $35.00 $32.00
December 2019 Low $40.50 $31.25 n/a $30.50 $30.50
High $40.50 $32.00 n/a $31.75 $32.00
January 2020 Low $40.50 $31.25 n/a $20.00 $31.25
High $42.00 $32.00 n/a $30.50 $31.75
February 2020 Low $24.50 $31.25 n/a n/a $31.25
High $42.00 $31.75 n/a n/a $31.25
March 2020 Low n/a $31.25 n/a n/a n/a
High n/a $34.25 n/a n/a n/a
April 2020 Low n/a $33.00 n/a n/a n/a
High n/a $37.50 n/a n/a n/a
May 2020 Low n/a $35.00 n/a n/a n/a
High n/a $47.00 n/a n/a n/a
June 2020 Low n/a $38.45 $31.75 $53.00 n/a
High n/a $47.00 $34.25 $53.00 n/a
July 2020 Low n/a n/a $23.25 n/a n/a
High n/a n/a $33.55 n/a n/a

Notes:

n/a: Not available

Prices are based on Canada No. 1 grade potatoes.

Wholesale asking prices shown as not available are due to a lack or limited number of collaborating wholesalers quoting prices for the time period and market in question.

Weekly wholesale to retail market prices refer to markets where prices are reported once a week.

This data is not comparable across markets as varieties, package sizes (unity quantity) and origin may differ.

Source: Infohort (AAFC)

4.3.2. Calgary market

Organic-Russet
Carton 50 Pounds
Organic-Yellow
Carton 50 Pounds
Red
Carton 50 Pounds
Russet
Carton 10×5 Pounds
Yukon Gold
Carton 50 Pounds
August 2019 Low n/a $44.75 $35.50 $22.00 n/a
High n/a $44.75 $38.50 $22.00 n/a
September 2019 Low n/a $44.75 $33.75 $22.00 $33.75
High n/a $44.75 $35.31 $25.04 $33.75
October 2019 Low $34.25 $44.75 $33.75 $22.00 $33.75
High $36.75 $44.75 $33.75 $22.00 $33.75
November 2019 Low $34.25 $44.75 $33.75 $22.00 $33.75
High $34.25 $44.75 $33.75 $22.00 $33.75
December 2019 Low $34.25 $44.75 $33.75 $21.00 $33.75
High $37.25 $44.75 $33.75 $22.00 $33.75
January 2020 Low $35.25 $44.75 $33.75 $21.75 $22.50
High $38.75 $46.25 $33.75 $21.75 $33.75
February 2020 Low $38.75 $48.25 $33.75 n/a $33.75
High $38.75 $49.75 $33.75 n/a $33.75
March 2020 Low n/a $49.75 $35.50 n/a $35.50
High n/a $49.75 $38.50 n/a $38.50
April 2020 Low n/a n/a $37.00 n/a $36.25
High n/a n/a $40.00 n/a $40.00
May 2020 Low n/a n/a $37.50 n/a $36.25
High n/a n/a $49.50 n/a $40.00
June 2020 Low n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
High n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
July 2020 Low n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
High n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Notes:

n/a: Not available

Prices are based on Canada No. 1 grade potatoes.

Wholesale asking prices shown as not available are due to a lack or limited number of collaborating wholesalers quoting prices for the time period and market in question.

Weekly wholesale to retail market prices refer to markets where prices are reported once a week.

This data is not comparable across markets as varieties, package sizes (unity quantity) and origin may differ.

Source: Infohort (AAFC)

5. Potato availability

5.1. Potatoes available in Canada[1][2] (kilograms per person)

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Potatoes-chips 3.30 3.67 3.71 3.65 3.63
Potatoes-chips, fresh equivalent 11.55 12.84 12.98 12.77 12.69
Potatoes-frozen 6.89 6.59 5.72 4.11 6.01
Potatoes-frozen, fresh equivalent 11.71 11.20 9.72 6.99 10.21
Potatoes-other processed 3.99 4.05 4.15 4.02 4.29
Potatoes-other processed, fresh equivalent 10.54 10.70 10.95 10.61 11.32
Potatoes-total processed 14.18 14.31 13.57 11.78 13.92
Potatoes-total processed, fresh equivalent 33.80 34.75 33.65 30.38 34.22
Potatoes-white fresh 24.19 25.60 31.68 20.33 23.69
Potatoes-white fresh, fresh equivalent 24.19 25.60 31.68 20.33 23.69
Potatoes-white fresh and processed, fresh equivalent 57.92 60.35 65.33 50.71 57.92

Notes:

  • [1] Food available per person is calculated by dividing the domestic disappearance by the Canadian population as of July 1st of the reference year, at the retail level.

    Domestic disappearance represents the total food available for human consumption from the Canadian food supply chain.

    Total Supply = Beginning stocks + Production + Imports

    Domestic Disappearance = Total supply − Exports − Manufacturing − Waste − Ending stocks

  • [2] Does not adjust for losses, such as waste and/or spoilage, in stores, households, private institutions or restaurants or losses during preparation.

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 32-10-0054-01 Food available in Canada

5.2. Potatoes available in Canada – 10 year-trend

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Potatoes available for consumption (kilograms per person)
Year Kilograms per person
2010 59.80
2011 56.57
2012 64.20
2013 61.52
2014 48.87
2015 57.92
2016 60.35
2017 65.33
2018 50.71
2019 57.92

Note: Potatoes-white fresh and processed, fresh equivalent.
Source: Statistics Canada. Table 32-10-0054-01 Food available in Canada

5.3. Potatoes available[1] in Canada adjusted for losses[2] (kilograms per person)

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Potatoes-chips 2.98 3.31 3.35 3.29 3.27
Potatoes-frozen 5.44 5.20 4.52 3.25 4.74
Potatoes-other processed 3.35 3.40 3.48 3.37 3.60
Potatoes-total processed 11.76 11.91 11.34 9.91 11.61
Potatoes-white fresh 17.10 18.10 22.39 14.37 16.75
Potatoes-white fresh and processed 40.50 42.15 45.63 35.42 40.45

Notes:

  • [1] Food available per person is calculated by dividing the domestic disappearance by the Canadian population as of July 1st of the reference year, at the retail level.

    Domestic disappearance represents the total food available for human consumption from the Canadian food supply chain.

    Total Supply = Beginning stocks + Production + Imports

    Domestic Disappearance = Total supply − Exports − Manufacturing − Waste − Ending stocks

  • [2] Experimental, use with caution. The data have been adjusted for retail, household, cooking and plate loss.

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 32-10-0054-01 Food available in Canada

6. Trade

6.1. Canadian potatoes trade balance (Canadian dollars)

2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2017/2018 2019/2020
Exports Fresh potatoes 233,167,111 275,428,020 280,944,953 257,495,783 335,034,961
Seed potatoes 40,511,979 39,622,304 36,246,979 37,885,858 41,805,137
Frozen potatoes 1,197,306,048 1,262,807,542 1,319,941,560 1,418,605,114 1,366,494,032
Other processed potatoes 125,779,887 140,130,073 149,483,029 165,580,910 187,237,056
Total exports 1,596,765,025 1,717,987,939 1,786,616,521 1,879,567,665 1,930,571,186
Imports Fresh potatoes 99,654,770 118,680,064 112,550,356 130,053,450 113,637,525
Seed potatoes 3,331,009 4,220,264 5,162,055 9,102,473 9,141,905
Frozen potatoes 89,285,161 94,162,499 93,473,972 103,286,793 103,168,220
Other processed potatoes 188,506,993 196,289,447 201,757,515 208,050,310 210,178,796
Total imports 380,777,933 413,352,274 412,943,898 450,493,026 436,126,446
Trade balance (exports - imports) Fresh potatoes −59,142,791 −79,057,760 −76,303,377 −92,167,592 −71,832,388
Seed potatoes 229,836,102 271,207,756 275,782,898 248,393,310 325,893,056
Frozen potatoes 1,108,020,887 1,168,645,043 1,226,467,588 1,315,318,321 1,263,325,812
Other processed potatoes −62,727,106 −56,159,374 −52,274,486 −42,469,400 −22,941,740
Overall trade balance 1,215,987,092 1,304,635,665 1,373,672,623 1,429,074,639 1,494,444,740

Notes:

Fresh potatoes do not include seed potatoes.

Frozen potatoes include uncooked potatoes, potatoes cooked by steaming or boiling water, prepared or preserved potatoes (other than by vinegar or acetic acid) in the frozen state.

Other processed potatoes include potato chips; potato starch, flakes, granules and pellets; potato flour, meal and powder; and dried potatoes.

Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)

6.2. Canadian potato exports

6.2.1. Fresh

6.2.1.1. Monthly fresh potato exports, value (Canadian dollars)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
August 6,927,175 13,324,938 12,687,519 14,992,107 10,836,933
September 12,982,595 17,909,935 17,497,708 19,736,555 20,907,702
October 20,304,478 26,182,458 24,018,246 27,618,340 29,848,803
November 24,544,595 32,371,559 33,165,309 32,360,655 37,651,726
December 21,857,361 27,026,405 25,869,866 25,416,637 30,823,865
January 25,658,264 28,970,588 31,315,750 26,628,360 31,722,615
February 23,881,688 25,148,178 23,432,006 23,185,816 27,899,854
March 27,129,457 30,524,853 29,719,641 25,715,513 46,742,028
April 21,881,741 25,293,751 24,697,083 21,713,337 38,365,701
May 20,399,987 22,377,854 23,097,995 17,236,181 26,100,507
June 15,661,229 16,142,686 18,400,816 13,827,571 17,846,558
July 11,938,541 10,154,815 17,043,014 9,064,711 16,288,669
Total 233,167,111 275,428,020 280,944,953 257,495,783 335,034,961

Note: Does not include seed potatoes.

Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)

6.2.1.2. Monthly fresh potato exports, quantity (tonnes)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
August 13,339 23,565 18,471 22,414 14,998
September 20,783 22,803 22,731 28,253 26,967
October 37,233 36,613 34,825 38,510 39,966
November 41,150 46,801 51,085 47,991 49,778
December 37,744 42,376 40,249 36,608 40,333
January 42,570 49,501 49,743 38,033 43,045
February 44,695 43,688 36,650 35,139 37,631
March 53,215 56,511 46,333 38,262 58,122
April 46,014 44,652 40,359 33,359 48,018
May 43,667 43,382 41,957 25,830 34,675
June 33,449 32,878 30,516 20,841 24,976
July 26,230 19,464 29,610 10,051 19,469
Total 440,089 462,234 442,529 375,291 437,978

Note: Does not include seed potatoes.

Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)

6.2.1.3. Fresh potato exports by province, value (Canadian dollars)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 85 0 0 85
Prince Edward Island 66,240,326 66,125,847 86,422,481 77,257,037 98,824,358
Nova Scotia 85,551 165,999 36,319 217,710 330,623
New Brunswick 47,009,988 56,050,387 50,676,187 43,966,822 66,555,350
Quebec 24,644,320 29,177,943 35,741,181 26,224,310 46,788,951
Ontario 24,058,267 26,081,170 29,828,964 31,045,144 30,456,995
Manitoba 39,043,102 46,840,005 45,167,847 38,985,168 55,553,416
Saskatchewan 4,105,925 5,114,223 18,478,306 6,146,558 7,999,071
Alberta 22,983,840 40,397,004 10,973,311 26,884,315 21,595,660
British Columbia 4,995,792 5,475,357 3,620,357 6,768,719 6,930,452
Canada 233,167,111 275,428,020 280,944,953 257,495,783 335,034,961

Note: Does not include seed potatoes.

Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)

6.2.1.4. Fresh potato exports by province, volume (tonnes)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 0 0 0 0
Prince Edward Island 130,038 116,905 128,253 100,870 127,666
Nova Scotia 224 330 70 242 444
New Brunswick 92,291 107,308 86,730 74,523 89,022
Quebec 47,782 47,138 51,709 34,209 54,882
Ontario 63,328 57,602 73,094 72,733 69,058
Manitoba 83,669 96,296 80,510 62,794 65,882
Saskatchewan 4,349 5,838 12,028 6,689 7,591
Alberta 13,835 24,660 6,596 17,317 17,208
British Columbia 4,573 6,157 3,539 5,914 6,225
Canada 440,089 462,234 442,529 375,291 437,978

Note: Does not include seed potatoes.

Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)

6.2.1.5. Fresh potato exporting provinces – percent share

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Fresh potato exports by province (2019/2020 value)
Province % of share
Prince Edward Island 29%
New Brunswick 20%
Manitoba 17%
Ontario 14%
Alberta 9%
Quebec 6%
Others 5%

Source: Statistics Canada (CATSNet, Setpember 2020)

6.2.1.6. Fresh potato export destinations, value (Canadian dollars)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
United States 212,636,877 259,835,357 267,845,857 240,375,997 318,935,375
Thailand 4,784,052 2,839,142 3,205,304 7,124,286 4,542,762
Trinidad and Tobago 5,842,058 4,589,916 2,615,445 5,138,521 2,655,679
Guatemala 2,283,095 1,650,955 898,758 1,000,991 2,472,377
Indonesia 3,295,381 2,934,637 2,454,192 974,894 2,093,904
Others 4,325,648 3,578,013 3,925,397 2,881,094 4,334,864
Total 233,167,111 275,428,020 280,944,953 257,495,783 335,034,961

Note: Does not include seed potatoes.

Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)

6.2.1.7. Fresh potato export destinations, quantity (tonnes)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
United States 392,950 430,228 416,039 342,461 407,693
Thailand 9,629 5,493 6,986 15,082 8,977
Trinidad and Tobago 15,839 11,304 6,399 9,860 5,839
Guatemala 4,632 3,201 1,680 1,752 4,176
Indonesia 5,992 5,964 5,040 2,016 4,032
Others 11,047 6,044 6,385 4,120 7,261
Total 440,089 462,234 442,529 375,291 437,978

Note: Does not include seed potatoes.

Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)

6.2.2. Seed

6.2.2.1. Monthly seed potato exports, value (Canadian dollars)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
August 50,068 0 0 10,186 520
September 102 0 12,692 0 10,415
October 365,054 544,572 528,464 582,638 399,799
November 4,244,122 2,520,077 1,825,990 1,897,589 1,737,384
December 3,445,059 2,972,943 2,125,124 3,534,390 2,146,961
January 3,569,203 2,998,964 3,142,906 3,539,062 3,761,343
February 6,021,429 4,170,050 4,364,567 2,936,816 5,690,807
March 8,186,692 8,822,396 7,971,589 7,368,056 11,643,407
April 9,389,581 10,416,380 9,699,806 10,281,142 10,529,921
May 5,178,037 6,805,360 6,280,359 7,440,807 5,793,606
June 54,872 328,635 295,290 270,580 83,382
July 7,760 42,927 192 24,592 7,592
Total 40,511,979 39,622,304 36,246,979 37,885,858 41,805,137

Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)

6.2.2.2. Monthly seed potato exports, quantity (tonnes)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
August 43 0 0 20 1
September 0 0 19 0 27
October 693 1,080 1,266 1,251 655
November 7,153 4,177 2,611 3,378 2,586
December 7,187 5,676 4,034 6,819 4,015
January 6,926 6,039 6,229 6,461 6,210
February 12,128 9,044 9,813 5,945 10,371
March 17,833 17,982 16,314 14,141 20,485
April 21,463 21,820 20,250 21,058 19,015
May 10,196 13,613 12,470 13,639 9,826
June 109 531 499 485 147
July 26 63 0 41 19
Total 83,757 80,025 73,505 73,238 73,357

Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)

6.2.2.3. Seed potato exports by province, value (Canadian dollars)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 0 0 0 0
Prince Edward Island 5,958,163 5,097,552 4,498,918 5,197,556 5,096,054
Nova Scotia 1,745 34,711 36,048 155,912 11,355
New Brunswick 8,502,267 8,173,019 7,035,217 5,756,362 6,940,529
Quebec 1,476,055 1,609,945 1,446,611 1,005,200 1,230,448
Ontario 305,752 302,559 148,927 342,937 217,230
Manitoba 1,244,967 2,019,876 1,824,372 1,303,400 3,171,214
Saskatchewan 2,679,266 1,349,119 2,085,583 2,803,377 2,838,745
Alberta 16,833,172 17,861,661 16,506,359 19,181,227 20,325,036
British Columbia 3,510,592 3,173,862 2,664,944 2,139,887 1,974,526
Canada 40,511,979 39,622,304 36,246,979 37,885,858 41,805,137
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)
6.2.2.4. Seed potato exports by province, quantity (tonnes)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 0 0 0 0
Prince Edward Island 10,074 8,059 7,056 7,736 7,262
Nova Scotia 2 64 99 416 10
New Brunswick 19,742 18,612 15,144 11,478 12,361
Quebec 2,516 2,594 2,532 1,537 1,687
Ontario 421 392 227 601 390
Manitoba 2,218 3,324 3,208 2,222 4,712
Saskatchewan 4,669 2,377 3,975 5,406 4,830
Alberta 38,534 39,774 37,199 40,605 39,242
British Columbia 5,581 4,829 4,065 3,237 2,863
Canada 83,757 80,025 73,505 73,238 73,357
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)
6.2.2.5. Seed potato exporting provinces – percent share

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Seed potato exports by province (2019/2020 value)
Province % of share
Alberta 49%
New Brunswick 17%
Prince Edward Island 12%
Manitoba 7%
Saskatchewan 6%
British Columbia 5%
Quebec 3%
Others 1%

Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)

6.2.2.6. Seed potato export destinations, value (Canadian dollars)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
United States 34,188,368 36,131,237 33,266,499 35,585,150 39,459,490
Thailand 0 406,921 285,886 341,366 591,049
Uruguay 2,000,358 1,475,468 1,112,991 901,924 571,572
Indonesia 0 0 296,340 20,573 291,762
Turkey 0 0 102,000 210,494 231,542
Others 4,323,253 1,608,678 1,183,263 826,351 659,722
Total 40,511,979 39,622,304 36,246,979 37,885,858 41,805,137
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)
6.2.2.7. Seed potato export destinations, quantity (tonnes)
2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017
United States 72,569 75,146 69,484 70,047 70,267
Thailand 0 486 378 422 700
Uruguay 2,113 1,777 1,317 1,117 696
Indonesia 0 0 486 26 344
Turkey 0 0 200 454 475
Others 9,075 2,616 1,640 1,172 875
Total 83,757 80,025 73,505 73,238 73,357
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)

6.2.3. Frozen

6.2.3.1. Monthly frozen potato exports, value (Canadian dollars)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
August 95,559,094 98,810,301 100,395,385 113,189,083 100,549,120
September 97,445,399 96,423,943 98,554,869 106,747,718 101,375,251
October 102,874,893 107,312,867 107,680,121 127,058,602 125,830,547
November 100,244,557 108,767,668 108,029,361 119,621,962 118,400,997
December 97,418,204 95,763,016 98,466,263 109,892,410 118,550,444
January 93,096,030 101,098,816 102,466,574 117,837,493 117,383,144
February 97,182,029 89,101,209 99,394,397 104,940,320 119,400,872
March 109,337,746 109,966,472 123,878,655 124,133,259 125,101,751
April 101,540,700 115,102,402 120,506,174 124,008,163 87,182,425
May 104,341,058 120,838,484 120,424,943 128,670,193 111,426,262
June 98,620,671 113,104,504 122,489,667 123,521,147 116,219,147
July 99,645,667 106,517,860 117,655,151 118,984,764 125,074,072
Total 1,197,306,048 1,262,807,542 1,319,941,560 1,418,605,114 1,366,494,032
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)
6.2.3.2. Monthly frozen potato exports, quantity (kilograms)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
August 75,904,633 82,679,475 87,187,446 87,998,204 71,877,016
September 78,696,061 76,799,720 85,702,065 83,046,308 78,954,507
October 84,123,416 86,273,521 89,593,511 97,335,618 92,984,746
November 78,723,679 86,764,659 89,311,384 88,816,914 87,719,955
December 78,218,832 76,312,473 80,523,476 80,611,920 86,008,398
January 73,268,155 81,852,825 84,844,942 86,026,491 87,035,715
February 77,083,718 72,954,916 81,842,159 77,732,090 87,920,075
March 89,410,211 88,057,996 98,236,568 89,830,043 87,770,137
April 85,026,830 92,040,353 97,320,047 89,927,713 61,178,561
May 87,795,092 95,908,687 96,937,227 94,615,543 78,015,007
June 83,044,749 91,441,335 95,230,201 90,065,225 85,486,335
July 82,551,342 90,612,216 91,767,363 89,613,692 92,612,154
Total 973,846,718 1,021,698,176 1,078,496,389 1,055,619,761 997,562,606
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)
6.2.3.3. Frozen potato exports by province, value (Canadian dollars)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 0 0 105,155 106
Prince Edward Island 267,651,226 317,054,927 302,683,946 286,514,421 369,230,524
Nova Scotia 1,415,516 638,646 753,221 785,448 282,889
New Brunswick 219,488,312 175,030,339 178,626,721 256,189,824 155,082,411
Quebec 6,670,932 2,498,039 3,946,632 3,360,014 2,339,389
Ontario 26,597,273 39,428,427 66,054,340 65,989,330 45,282,359
Manitoba 346,742,182 394,643,790 431,716,926 416,671,362 438,254,648
Saskatchewan 440,874 16,822 128,183 280,243 24,245
Alberta 325,698,881 332,431,280 334,531,637 387,654,704 352,490,824
British Columbia 2,600,852 1,065,272 1,499,954 1,054,613 3,506,637
Canada 1,197,306,048 1,262,807,542 1,319,941,560 1,418,605,114 1,366,494,032
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)
6.2.3.4. Frozen potato exports by province, quantity (kilograms)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
Newfoundland and Labrador 0 0 0 45,237 86
Prince Edward Island 211,218,884 242,568,381 228,825,031 200,951,240 242,917,152
Nova Scotia 934,449 514,107 613,888 574,429 396,477
New Brunswick 168,086,432 133,220,164 144,022,932 169,669,294 107,508,537
Quebec 5,255,802 1,836,467 2,995,304 2,716,079 1,852,653
Ontario 20,623,170 28,670,281 49,240,940 44,316,281 28,776,464
Manitoba 338,428,836 384,633,212 418,011,308 391,822,273 385,677,193
Saskatchewan 234,212

18,517

104,181 229,487 17,636
Alberta 227,382,799 229,785,038 233,921,312 244,790,570 227,956,596
British Columbia 1,682,134 452,009 761,493 504,871 2,459,812
Canada 973,846,718 1,021,698,176 1,078,496,389 1,055,619,761 997,562,606
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)
6.2.3.5. Frozen potato exporting provinces – percent share

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Frozen potato exports by province (2018/2019 value)
Province % of share
Manitoba 32%
Prince Edward Island 27%
Alberta 26%
New Brunswick 11%
Others 4%

Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)

6.2.3.6. Frozen potato export destinations, value (Canadian dollars)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
United States 1,014,525,172 1,077,309,645 1,136,024,076 1,196,225,957 1,208,049,015
Mexico 28,092,388 26,669,151 34,100,361 58,780,824 34,340,576
South Korea 18,415,390 24,987,259 26,760,274 32,861,240 31,653,652
Japan 27,658,688 25,056,650 26,256,578 29,561,769 20,139,472
Taiwan 10,280,505 11,494,172 11,455,901 15,018,732 14,930,402
Others 98,333,905 97,290,665 85,344,370 86,156,592 57,380,915
Total 1,197,306,048 1,262,807,542 1,319,941,560 1,418,605,114 1,366,494,032
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)
6.2.3.7. Frozen potato export destinations, quantity (kilograms)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
United States 839,944,762 893,555,663 942,310,745 905,818,858 876,338,099
Mexico 25,161,855 25,931,772 32,874,216 46,448,006 31,156,628
South Korea 8,277,053 11,614,340 14,406,114 16,935,556 17,920,274
Japan 19,229,564 17,338,459 18,678,064 19,939,108 18,324,559
Taiwan 5,986,566 6,396,385 6,438,636 8,191,838 10,344,807
Others 75,246,918 66,861,557 63,788,614 58,286,395 43,478,239
Total 973,846,718 1,021,698,176 1,078,496,389 1,055,619,761 997,562,606
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)

6.2.4. Processed

6.2.4.1. Monthly other processed potato exports, value (Canadian dollars)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
August 10,356,481 12,458,344 11,682,434 12,757,608 13,185,961
September 8,904,084 10,214,482 8,289,964 12,571,981 13,631,404
October 9,180,277 10,357,903 12,904,294 13,598,254 14,330,431
November 9,827,171 10,800,664 12,295,447 13,751,427 14,629,596
December 10,955,545 11,233,665 9,624,409 13,245,510 14,816,938
January 10,525,198 10,279,741 13,488,963 14,334,262 15,370,179
February 10,231,198 10,683,765 9,632,294 12,436,997 14,039,703
March 11,322,872 11,280,565 11,857,313 13,448,835 15,325,945
April 10,561,210 12,494,862 14,310,556 15,239,273 15,751,485
May 11,844,924 13,871,120 16,216,552 14,893,290 18,838,788
June 11,417,390 14,050,767 14,412,924 15,610,593 19,410,938
July 10,653,537 12,404,195 14,767,879 13,692,880 17,905,688
Total 125,779,887 140,130,073 149,483,029 165,580,910 187,237,056
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)
6.2.4.2. Monthly other processed potato exports, quantity (kilograms)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
August 4,796,064 5,648,647 4,987,536 5,039,647 4,269,296
September 4,353,276 4,782,107 3,948,821 5,288,285 5,123,483
October 4,609,347 4,856,650 5,554,738 5,356,941 5,208,371
November 4,776,366 4,387,909 4,752,843 4,819,338 4,931,822
December 5,442,078 4,753,618 3,882,619 4,633,114 4,947,017
January 5,070,373 4,952,314 5,651,373 4,988,972 5,319,241
February 4,752,848 4,812,217 4,275,359 4,622,609 4,644,989
March 5,400,058 4,752,907 4,837,501 4,614,330 4,953,188
April 4,762,757 5,001,241 5,630,487 5,116,668 4,446,348
May 5,247,002 5,236,046 6,104,075 5,275,306 5,708,295
June 5,022,646 5,438,652 5,274,536 5,339,671 6,501,942
July 4,402,111 5,367,116 5,637,262 4,917,230 6,233,192
Total 58,634,926 59,989,424 60,537,150 60,012,111 62,287,184
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)
6.2.4.3. Other processed potato exports by province, value (Canadian dollars)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
Newfoundland and Labrador 6,967 7,391 5,567 5,266 3,260
Prince Edward Island 21,766,746 20,742,013 18,163,392 13,229,504 16,754,417
Nova Scotia 659,551 494,305 445,466 517,814 432,575
New Brunswick 20,321,573 20,422,805 19,427,177 20,623,752 30,540,012
Quebec 1,108,714 1,056,347 1,020,493 1,644,866 5,399,590
Ontario 59,413,066 81,791,967 96,497,636 111,707,245 120,240,690
Manitoba 2,430,813 2,752,417 2,987,056 4,340,106 1,997,643
Saskatchewan 0 0 0 4,438 0
Alberta 19,893,434 12,386,595 9,971,990 12,737,367 10,130,554
British Columbia 179,023 476,233 964,252 770,552 1,738,315
Canada 125,779,887 140,130,073 149,483,029 165,580,910 187,237,056
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)
6.2.4.4. Other processed potato exports by province, quantity (kilograms)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
Newfoundland and Labrador 1,279 1,356 1,020 837 597
Prince Edward Island 15,905,101 14,236,827 12,857,331 8,987,785 9,292,923
Nova Scotia 767,241 626,418 547,722 531,916 386,266
New Brunswick 12,390,797 13,336,257 12,878,127 12,427,787 15,931,168
Quebec 1,704,042 1,479,668 1,396,771 1,454,874 2,042,204
Ontario 13,694,880 17,248,543 20,177,478 22,374,262 23,493,787
Manitoba 1,392,556 1,520,574 1,748,512 2,431,466 848,565
Saskatchewan 0 0 0 35,835 0
Alberta 12,764,275 11,446,095 10,803,791 11,654,391 10,058,435
British Columbia 14,755 93,686 126,398 112,958 233,239
Canada 58,634,926 59,989,424 60,537,150 60,012,111 62,287,184
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)
6.2.4.5. Other processed potato export destinations, value (Canadian dollars)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
United States 113,214,234 127,256,399 132,933,824 154,214,610 176,472,944
Argentina 0 3,339,832 8,158,677 5,031,955 4,743,530
Belgium 2,196,596 1,765,650 1,138,413 1,736,462 1,840,775
Japan 1,529,800 1,909,274 1,712,423 522,983 1,425,037
Brazil 706,372 863,739 639,022 500,793 409,309
Others 8,132,885 4,995,179 4,900,670 3,574,107 2,345,461
Total 125,779,887 140,130,073 149,483,029 165,580,910 187,237,056
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)
6.2.4.6. Other processed potato export destinations, quantity (kilograms)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
United States 54,143,048 57,117,673 56,676,490 57,635,936 60,412,857
Argentina 0 606,651 1,476,674 922,902 865,446
Belgium 850,818 369,904 136,865 198,337 272,013
Brazil 233,613 341,307 275,973 73,671 205,383
Japan 103,363 160,751 117,312 91,887 75,465
Others 3,304,084 1,393,138 1,853,836 1,089,378 456,020
Total 58,634,926 59,989,424 60,537,150 60,012,111 62,287,184
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)

6.2.5. All potato products

6.2.5.1. Monthly exports of all potato products, value (Canadian dollars)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
August 112,892,818 124,593,583 124,765,338 140,948,984 124,572,534
September 119,332,180 124,548,360 124,355,233 139,056,254 135,924,772
October 132,724,702 144,397,800 145,131,125 168,857,834 170,409,580
November 138,860,445 154,459,968 155,316,107 167,631,633 172,419,703
December 133,676,169 136,996,029 136,085,662 152,088,947 166,338,208
January 132,848,695 143,348,109 150,414,193 162,339,177 168,237,281
February 137,316,344 129,103,202 136,823,264 143,499,949 167,031,236
March 155,976,767 160,594,286 173,427,198 170,665,663 198,813,131
April 143,373,232 163,307,395 169,213,619 171,241,915 151,829,532
May 141,764,006 163,892,818 166,019,849 168,240,471 162,159,163
June 125,754,162 143,626,592 155,598,697 153,229,891 153,560,025
July 122,245,505 129,119,797 149,466,236 141,766,947 159,276,021
Total 1,596,765,025 1,717,987,939 1,786,616,521 1,879,567,665 1,930,571,186
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)
6.2.5.2. Exports of all potato products by province, value (Canadian dollars)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
Newfoundland and Labrador 6,967 7,476 5,567 110,421 3,451
Prince Edward Island 361,616,461 409,020,339 411,768,737 382,198,518 489,905,353
Nova Scotia 2,162,363 1,333,661 1,271,054 1,676,884 1,057,442
New Brunswick 295,322,140 259,676,550 255,765,302 326,536,760 259,118,302
Quebec 33,900,021 34,342,274 42,154,917 32,234,390 55,758,378
Ontario 110,374,358 147,604,123 192,529,867 209,084,656 196,197,274
Manitoba 389,461,064 446,256,088 481,696,201 461,300,036 498,976,921
Saskatchewan 7,226,065 6,480,164 20,692,072 9,234,616 10,862,061
Alberta 385,409,327 403,076,540 371,983,297 446,457,613 404,542,074
British Columbia 11,286,259 10,190,724 8,749,507 10,733,771 14,149,930
Canada 1,596,765,025 1,717,987,939 1,786,616,521 1,879,567,665 1,930,571,186
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)
6.2.5.3. Destinations of overall potato exports, value (Canadian dollars)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
United States 1,374,564,651 1,500,532,638 1,570,070,256 1,626,401,714 1,742,916,824
Mexico 28,134,221 26,669,151 34,116,205 58,780,824 34,340,576
South Korea 18,415,409 24,987,259 26,760,274 32,861,240 31,653,652
Japan 29,188,488 26,965,924 27,969,001 30,084,752 21,564,509
Taiwan 10,282,080 11,521,902 11,514,035 15,067,116 14,954,938
Others 136,180,176 127,311,065 116,186,750 116,372,019 85,140,687
Total 1,596,765,025 1,717,987,939 1,786,616,521 1,879,567,665 1,930,571,186
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)

6.3. Canadian potato imports

6.3.1. Fresh

6.3.1.1. Monthly fresh potato imports, value (Canadian dollars)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
August 9,209,641 11,598,216 16,521,983 13,904,577 17,175,201
September 4,307,432 7,484,112 6,204,093 9,002,911 8,594,437
October 4,106,041 4,329,213 3,553,113 3,893,996 4,533,225
November 4,089,946 4,577,690 3,948,345 3,955,330 3,847,842
December 4,229,853 4,328,735 4,276,798 4,376,893 5,304,530
January 4,161,658 3,154,852 4,407,083 4,613,213 6,670,265
February 4,624,523 3,947,144 4,505,685 6,116,701 8,085,631
March 4,532,272 4,595,407 6,103,099 6,813,073 9,531,616
April 5,697,378 7,311,788 5,399,970 9,255,542 6,419,362
May 13,653,961 17,940,634 16,703,542 15,316,971 8,162,108
June 21,543,643 24,584,409 21,075,586 26,233,731 14,854,988
July 19,498,422 24,827,864 19,851,059 26,570,512 20,458,320
Total 99,654,770 118,680,064 112,550,356 130,053,450 113,637,525

Note: Does not include seed potatoes.

Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)

6.3.1.2. Monthly fresh potato imports, quantity (tonnes)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
August 13,715 12,521 18,236 15,574 20,102
September 7,065 9,959 8,742 10,187 8,703
October 6,614 6,223 5,285 6,910 5,820
November 5,811 7,068 7,753 8,412 5,631
December 7,092 7,276 8,574 9,369 17,671
January 6,035 6,160 9,071 10,033 174,129
February 7,001 7,937 8,578 12,588 57,480
March 6,824 9,411 11,024 15,109 92,568
April 8,423 12,046 10,264 21,094 97,653
May 15,870 19,913 17,714 29,766 175,239
June 23,096 27,508 21,940 34,419 30,702
July 26,000 40,665 20,388 42,301 175,834
Total 133,546 166,687 147,569 215,762 861,532

Note: Does not include seed potatoes.

Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)

6.3.1.3. Fresh potato imports by province, value (Canadian dollars)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
Nova Scotia 0 2,302,196 6,454,631 8,180,696 0
New Brunswick 5,151,780 7,699,823 7,373,088 10,650,285 6,702,703
Quebec 1,100,494 1,149,417 700,859 1,494,210 1,432,384
Ontario 31,678,869 38,227,158 29,577,170 35,451,978 37,554,885
Manitoba 1,053,787 1,841,507 1,662,186 7,149,563 5,250,105
Saskatchewan 567,144 687,803 507,567 755,249 556,118
Alberta 15,774,181 16,985,553 15,988,123 16,095,256 10,384,711
British Columbia 44,328,515 49,786,607 50,286,732 50,276,213 51,756,619
Total 99,654,770 118,680,064 112,550,356 130,053,450 113,637,525

Note: Does not include seed potatoes.

Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)

6.3.1.4. Fresh potato imports by province, quantity (tonnes)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
Nova Scotia 0 1,124 3,354 4,126 0
New Brunswick 16,967 20,264 31,080 33,449 162,966
Quebec 1,760 2,137 840 2,750 3,678
Ontario 35,757 50,821 31,336 48,172 238,609
Manitoba 1,507 2,483 2,542 22,139 14,822
Saskatchewan 822 689 603 2,205 668
Alberta 10,062 16,043 10,797 37,161 195,082
British Columbia 66,671 73,126 67,017 65,760 245,707
Canada 133,546 166,687 147,569 215,762 861,532

Note: Does not include seed potatoes.

Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)

6.3.1.5. Fresh potato importing provinces – percent share

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Fresh potato imports by province (2019/2020 value)
Province % of share
British Columbia 46%
Ontario 33%
Alberta 9%
New Brunswick 6%
Others 6%

Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)

6.3.1.6. Fresh potato imports by country of origin, value (Canadian dollars)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
United States 99,552,481 118,569,738 112,415,770 129,807,588 113,527,432
Others 102,289 110,326 134,586 245,862 110,093
Total 99,654,770 118,680,064 112,550,356 130,053,450 113,637,525

Note: Does not include seed potatoes.

Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)

6.3.1.7. Fresh potato imports by country of origin, quantity (tonnes)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
United States 133,400 166,542 147,372 215,420 861,389
Others 146 145 197 342 143
Total 133,546 166,687 147,569 215,762 861,532

Note: Does not include seed potatoes.

Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)

6.3.2. Seed

6.3.2.1. Monthly seed potato imports, value (Canadian dollars)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
August 0 0 0 0 0
September 0 0 136 0 1
October 0 33 55,979 1 0
November 0 89,887 327,718 580,556 0
December 486,778 283,702 0 1 15
January 0 0 97 199 183
February 0 7 0 0 279
March 717,385 351,235 417,578 513,551 847,917
April 1,490,264 1,916,160 2,026,376 4,763,453 5,818,568
May 619,809 1,510,590 2,291,226 3,169,523 2,461,856
June 16,773 68,650 39,982 65,047 13,086
July 0 0 2,963 10,142 0
Total 3,331,009 4,220,264 5,162,055 9,102,473 9,141,905
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)
6.3.2.2. Monthly seed potato imports, quantity (tonnes)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
August 0 0 0 0 0
September 0 0 2 0 0
October 0 0 184 0 0
November 0 217 1,060 1,427 0
December 1,167 685 0 0 0
January 0 0 0 0 0
February 0 0 0 0 1
March 1,748 897 1,228 1,308 2,155
April 4,303 5,145 5,732 12,073 14,161
May 1,806 4,511 6,671 4,744 3,937
June 36 281 113 121 22
July 0 0 9 28 0
Total 9,060 11,736 14,999 19,701 20,276
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)
6.3.2.3. Seed potato imports by province, value (Canadian dollars)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
New Brunswick 815,422 1,707,700 1,754,545 2,734,378 2,948,307
Quebec 85,009 74,027 59,505 176,972 136,631
Ontario 721,029 880,849 1,335,642 2,300,252 2,851,112
Manitoba 1,483,340 1,099,616 1,304,244 1,874,286 1,014,011
Saskatchewan 22,789 103,190 148,523 404,783 311,342
Alberta 115,252 186,869 360,973 1,233,830 1,512,453
British Columbia 88,168 168,013 198,623 377,972 368,034
Canada 3,331,009 4,220,264 5,162,055 9,102,473 9,141,905
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)
6.3.2.4. Seed potato imports by province, quantity (tonnes)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
New Brunswick 2,515 5,230 5,298 7,213 7,050
Quebec 217 201 159 353 180
Ontario 1,970 2,113 3,842 5,489 7,773
Manitoba 3,720 2,865 3,861 3,527 1,754
Saskatchewan 60 259 442 143 225
Alberta 444 735 984 2,304 2,784
British Columbia 134 333 413 672 510
Canada 9,060 11,736 14,999 19,701 20,276
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)
6.3.2.5. Seed potato importing provinces – percent share

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Seed potato imports by province (2019/2020 value)
Province % of share
New Brunswick 32%
Ontario 31%
Alberta 17%
Manitoba 11%
Others 9%

Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)

6.3.2.6. Seed potato imports by country of origin, value (Canadian dollars)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
United States 3,309,717 4,220,242 5,162,004 9,102,473 9,141,760
Others 21,292 22 51 0 145
Total 3,331,009 4,220,264 5,162,055 9,102,473 9,141,905
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)
6.3.2.7. Seed potato imports by country of origin, quantity (tonnes)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
United States 9,010 11,736 14,999 19,701 20,276
Others 50 0 0 0 0
Total 9,060 11,736 14,999 19,701 20,276
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)

6.3.3. Frozen

6.3.3.1. Monthly frozen potato imports, value (Canadian dollars)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
August 6,604,215 7,083,141 9,308,201 8,292,438 9,537,388
September 7,893,583 7,992,578 7,016,928 8,032,584 11,009,378
October 7,697,466 8,334,722 8,249,866 8,359,779 10,527,284
November 7,726,847 8,448,833 7,082,935 8,639,502 9,994,664
December 8,368,227 7,080,858 7,519,526 8,098,799 10,157,571
January 7,793,054 8,039,541 7,108,582 7,936,674 9,049,454
February 6,477,868 7,377,472 6,978,816 6,794,757 8,411,668
March 7,468,734 9,300,061 7,860,828 8,000,284 8,056,504
April 6,805,309 7,378,241 7,203,555 9,332,888 4,694,342
May 6,804,750 7,938,944 8,158,835 10,583,629 6,384,664
June 8,074,734 7,507,940 8,478,553 9,674,956 7,998,037
July 7,570,374 7,680,168 8,507,347 9,540,503 7,347,266
Total 89,285,161 94,162,499 93,473,972 103,286,793 103,168,220
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)
6.3.3.2. Monthly frozen potato imports, quantity (kilograms)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
August 3,552,242 3,820,333 5,481,651 4,077,141 5,310,908
September 4,036,691 4,100,076 4,074,364 4,125,823 5,844,722
October 3,742,424 4,437,105 4,606,422 5,138,302 6,185,554
November 3,701,369 4,248,508 3,887,046 4,262,711 5,503,263
December 3,629,506 3,488,416 4,346,614 4,197,137 5,422,436
January 3,770,878 4,404,877 4,064,091 4,170,224 5,011,388
February 3,190,178 4,068,317 4,008,431 3,770,251 4,288,899
March 3,464,503 4,696,257 4,417,705 4,084,787 4,316,391
April 3,798,246 4,079,451 3,989,591 4,668,473 2,654,483
May 3,796,431 4,665,676 4,420,735 5,736,885 3,919,679
June 3,825,614 3,478,562 4,440,976 5,532,455 4,970,505
July 3,952,737 4,526,277 4,511,069 5,328,937 4,105,506
Total 44,460,819 50,013,855 52,248,695 55,093,126 57,533,734
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)
6.3.3.3. Frozen potato imports by province, value (Canadian dollars)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
Nova Scotia 340,836 702 142 0 630
New Brunswick 13,419,727 17,887,526 16,759,847 15,910,374 13,435,772
Quebec 2,183,957 2,530,034 3,132,343 4,490,108 5,462,866
Ontario 34,451,977 26,427,471 23,450,237 32,847,524 38,180,030
Manitoba 9,731,869 10,658,615 8,188,591 10,221,173 12,210,804
Saskatchewan 1,092,858 707,378 1,591,319 1,540,807 2,440,529
Alberta 5,068,555 4,828,505 5,618,219 9,563,035 8,970,275
British Columbia 22,995,382 31,122,268 34,733,274 28,713,772 22,467,314
Canada 89,285,161 94,162,499 93,473,972 103,286,793 103,168,220
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)
6.3.3.4. Frozen potato imports by province, quantity (kilograms)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
Nova Scotia 254,518 600 80 0 385
New Brunswick 11,766,747 16,105,935 18,828,896 17,141,157 15,745,990
Quebec 791,472 748,663 1,167,765 2,652,982 2,800,843
Ontario 13,451,298 11,318,080 9,754,734 13,243,264 17,044,798
Manitoba 5,848,785 6,497,154 4,925,110 5,795,941 6,875,950
Saskatchewan 633,842 626,759 1,193,199 1,102,756 1,590,691
Alberta 1,756,917 1,782,756 2,019,734 3,952,706 4,460,670
British Columbia 9,957,240 12,933,908 14,359,177 11,204,320 9,014,407
Canada 44,460,819 50,013,855 52,248,695 55,093,126 57,533,734
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)
6.3.3.5. Frozen potato imports by country of origin, value (Canadian dollars)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
United States 85,397,428 88,415,991 87,365,192 93,262,196 89,767,444
Belgium 903,049 1,042,252 1,766,200 4,421,025 7,056,520
France 438,212 711,586 1,195,405 1,105,571 1,404,681
Italy 131,190 172,303 161,783 171,801 138,083
Japan 82,812 131,616 125,138 83,778 130,738
Others 2,332,470 3,688,751 2,860,254 4,242,422 4,670,754
Total 89,285,161 94,162,499 93,473,972 103,286,793 103,168,220
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)
6.3.3.6. Frozen potato imports by country of origin, quantity (kilograms)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
United States 42,338,148 46,819,843 48,991,667 47,850,722 48,310,080
Belgium 306,561 332,948 646,851 3,675,330 5,246,615
France 226,029 211,943 421,342 379,632 350,012
Italy 35,283 49,537 45,164 49,584 40,455
Japan 24,993 34,777 34,060 22,693 22,815
Others 1,529,805 2,564,807 2,109,611 3,115,165 3,563,757
Total 44,460,819 50,013,855 52,248,695 55,093,126 57,533,734
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)

6.3.4. Other processed potato products

6.3.4.1. Monthly other processed potato imports, value (Canadian dollars)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
August 15,513,192 17,506,120 18,470,105 18,364,688 18,282,923
September 14,921,942 15,936,184 16,219,934 16,810,283 16,732,483
October 15,397,455 15,710,897 14,977,071 15,246,433 17,959,773
November 13,787,416 15,314,414 16,123,225 15,992,276 15,701,345
December 16,230,095 14,136,428 15,368,915 15,383,361 18,114,621
January 12,845,130 12,460,871 13,464,381 16,319,730 16,929,307
February 14,057,921 12,435,885 13,898,566 13,554,349 14,701,973
March 15,535,610 15,760,218 17,403,668 17,052,558 16,772,201
April 16,204,114 15,882,214 14,885,776 17,360,138 17,003,870
May 17,110,326 18,415,811 19,610,977 19,014,391 18,404,802
June 17,912,598 20,456,749 18,652,783 19,548,279 18,303,563
July 17,919,374 19,957,895 20,088,272 19,920,377 18,160,480
Total 187,435,173 193,973,686 199,163,673 204,566,863 207,067,341
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)
6.3.4.2. Monthly other processed potato imports, quantity (kilograms)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
August 4,875,038 5,563,257 5,511,802 5,241,878 5,794,346
September 4,559,674 4,515,123 5,014,259 5,340,974 5,621,028
October 4,476,776 4,717,843 4,516,429 4,927,726 5,518,844
November 4,052,027 4,480,281 4,552,761 4,807,016 4,749,642
December 4,873,612 3,796,763 4,418,567 4,724,984 5,199,458
January 3,869,364 3,964,197 4,329,987 5,127,767 5,237,140
February 4,275,808 3,687,109 4,215,958 4,259,152 4,716,039
March 4,556,210 4,740,083 5,465,897 5,755,203 5,296,262
April 5,032,051 4,670,275 4,493,043 5,320,354 5,111,206
May 5,480,263 5,426,987 6,056,832 5,915,403 5,786,962
June 5,581,249 6,034,695 5,421,807 6,482,561 6,438,554
July 5,563,067 6,292,621 5,923,369 6,338,797 5,812,809
Total 57,195,139 57,889,234 59,920,711 64,241,815 65,282,290
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)
6.3.4.3. Other processed potato imports by province, value (Canadian dollars)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
Newfoundland and Labrador 3,110 114 5,929 3,685 1,008
Prince Edward Island 0 0 0 0 0
Nova Scotia 23,872 16,794 20,233 25,545 138,775
New Brunswick 1,018,019 1,205,200 1,213,401 1,296,493 1,230,353
Quebec 12,617,132 10,800,457 8,568,368 5,580,583 4,955,348
Ontario 107,996,408 113,641,954 118,738,333 126,252,441 128,349,722
Manitoba 5,675,514 7,804,640 8,299,324 6,125,741 4,433,395
Saskatchewan 1,537,039 1,599,369 1,031,905 880,976 1,280,117
Alberta 10,907,113 13,146,880 10,799,334 10,810,972 11,365,485
British Columbia 47,656,966 45,758,278 50,486,846 53,590,427 55,313,138
Canada 187,435,173 193,973,686 199,163,673 204,566,863 207,067,341
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)
6.3.4.4. Other processed potato imports by province, quantity (kilograms)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
Newfoundland and Labrador 260 5 383 159 57
Prince Edward Island 0 0 0 0 0
Nova Scotia 3,393 1,012 1,022 902 67,835
New Brunswick 613,122 695,785 751,539 756,355 700,834
Quebec 3,555,974 2,819,546 2,802,622 2,133,552 2,521,418
Ontario 33,713,515 34,106,855 35,440,338 40,532,478 40,965,464
Manitoba 1,422,440 1,846,543 1,937,472 1,455,649 1,860,627
Saskatchewan 462,353 353,233 234,919 219,725 323,825
Alberta 2,194,583 2,605,416 2,394,429 2,216,822 2,398,353
British Columbia 15,229,499 15,460,839 16,357,987 16,926,173 16,443,877
Canada 57,195,139 57,889,234 59,920,711 64,241,815 65,282,290
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)
6.3.4.5. Other processed potato imports by country of origin, value (Canadian dollars)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
United States 163,575,548 169,603,759 174,043,742 179,302,082 178,565,699
Mexico 9,912,610 10,453,701 8,787,220 7,726,684 6,689,495
Denmark 3,110,263 3,277,881 3,169,597 3,907,961 4,737,352
Germany 1,643,536 1,698,672 2,670,477 3,012,806 3,713,683
Netherlands 1,703,033 1,771,860 1,896,858 2,523,598 3,307,061
Others 7,490,183 7,167,813 8,595,779 8,093,732 10,054,051
Total 187,435,173 193,973,686 199,163,673 204,566,863 207,067,341
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)
6.3.4.6. Other processed potato imports by country of origin, quantity (kilograms)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
United States 47,552,968 48,621,471 50,967,662 54,862,352 52,974,714
Mexico 1,840,070 1,602,914 631,155 1,058,768 1,483,489
Denmark 2,695,247 2,721,368 2,524,353 2,663,640 3,709,346
Germany 1,073,002 1,049,114 1,560,132 1,781,460 2,192,939
Netherlands 1,560,263 1,482,031 1,619,563 1,667,452 2,101,373
Others 2,473,589 2,412,336 2,617,846 2,208,143 2,820,429
Total 57,195,139 57,889,234 59,920,711 64,241,815 65,282,290
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)

6.3.5. All potato products

6.3.5.1. Monthly imports of all potato products, value (Canadian dollars)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
August 31,327,048 36,187,477 44,300,289 40,561,703 44,995,512
September 27,122,957 31,412,874 29,441,091 33,845,778 36,336,299
October 27,200,962 28,374,865 26,836,029 27,500,209 33,020,282
November 25,604,209 28,430,824 27,482,223 29,167,664 29,543,851
December 29,314,953 25,829,723 27,165,239 27,859,054 33,576,737
January 24,799,842 23,655,264 24,980,143 28,869,816 32,649,209
February 25,160,312 23,760,508 25,383,067 26,465,807 31,199,551
March 28,254,001 30,006,921 31,785,173 32,379,466 35,208,238
April 30,197,065 32,488,403 29,515,677 40,712,021 33,936,142
May 38,188,846 45,805,979 46,764,580 48,084,514 35,413,430
June 47,547,748 52,617,748 48,246,904 55,522,013 41,169,674
July 44,988,170 52,465,927 48,449,641 56,041,534 45,966,066
Total 379,706,113 411,036,513 410,350,056 447,009,579 433,014,991
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)
6.3.5.2. Imports of all potato products by province, value (Canadian dollars)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
Newfoundland and Labrador 3,110 114 5,929 3,685 1,008
Prince Edward Island 0 0 0 0 15
Nova Scotia 364,708 2,319,692 6,475,006 8,206,241 139,405
New Brunswick 20,404,948 28,500,249 27,100,881 30,591,530 24,317,135
Quebec 15,986,592 14,553,935 12,461,075 11,741,873 11,987,229
Ontario 174,848,283 179,177,432 173,101,382 196,852,195 206,935,749
Manitoba 17,944,510 21,404,378 19,454,345 25,370,763 22,908,315
Saskatchewan 3,219,830 3,097,740 3,279,314 3,581,815 4,588,106
Alberta 31,865,101 35,147,807 32,766,649 37,703,093 32,232,924
British Columbia 115,069,031 126,835,166 135,705,475 132,958,384 129,905,105
Canada 379,706,113 411,036,513 410,350,056 447,009,579 433,014,991
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)
6.3.5.3. Imports of all potato products by country of origin, value (Canadian dollars)
2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
United States 351,835,174 380,809,730 378,986,708 411,474,339 391,002,335
Mexico 1,225,885 1,383,605 2,119,255 4,659,902 7,517,011
Belgium 9,912,610 10,453,702 8,791,043 7,726,684 6,689,514
Denmark 3,110,263 3,277,904 3,169,597 3,907,961 4,737,369
Germany 1,643,536 1,706,020 2,707,417 3,035,300 3,733,119
Others 11,978,645 13,405,552 14,576,036 16,205,393 19,335,643
Total 379,706,113 411,036,513 410,350,056 447,009,579 433,014,991
Source: Statistics Canada (CATSnet, September 2020)

7. United States national statistics for potatoes

7.1 United States potato production

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Seeded area (acres) 1,082,900 1,056,700 1,052,600 1,026,500 968,300
Harvested area (acres) 1,070,900 1,037,700 1,044,500 1,014,800 942,200
Average yield, measured in cwt / acre 419 434 432 443 449
Production, measured in cwt ( ×1,000) 448,611 450,324 450,921 450,020 422,890
Amount utilized, measured in cwt ( ×1,000) 421,679 423,441 425,782 424,494 F
Average price, measured in Canadian dollars / acre 11.55 11.93 11.63 11.63 F
Total value of sales, measured in Canadian dollars (×1,000) 4,871,818 5,049,854 4,950,452 4,935,497 F

Notes:

F: Not available.

cwt: Hundredweight (short, US). 1 cwt = 45.36 kg.

Source: Statistics Canada. Table 32-10-0017-01 Area, production and farm value of potatoes, by harvest season, United States

8. World production

8.1. World potato production (thousands tonnes)

2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 % Change 2018/2017
China 84,156 82,618 84,929 88,482 90,259 2%
India 46,395 48,009 43,417 48,605 48,529 0%
Ukraine 23,693 20,839 21,750 22,208 22,504 1%
Russia 31,501 33,646 22,463 21,708 22,395 3%
United States of America 20,057 20,013 20,426 20,453 20,607 1%
Bangladesh 8,950 9,254 9,474 10,216 9,744 −5%
Germany 11,607 10,370 10,772 11,720 8,921 −24%
France 8,085 7,120 6,955 8,547 7,871 −8%
Poland 7,689 6,314 8,872 9,172 7,478 −18%
Netherlands 7,100 6,652 6,534 7,392 6,030 −18%
Belarus 6,280 5,995 5,984 6,415 5,865 −9%
Canada 5,643 5,875 5,920 5,970 5,791 −3%
Iran 4,989 5,141 4,995 5,120 5,321 4%
Peru 4,705 4,705 4,514 4,776 5,121 7%
United Kingdom 5,911 5,644 5,395 6,218 5,028 −19%
Egypt 4,611 4,955 4,113 4,841 4,896 1%
Algeria 4,674 4,540 4,760 4,606 4,653 1%
Pakistan 2,901 3,998 3,978 3,853 4,592 19%
Turkey 4,166 4,760 4,750 4,800 4,550 −5%
Kazakhstan 3,411 3,521 3,546 3,551 3,807 7%
Brazil 3,690 3,868 3,851 3,655 3,688 1%
Colombia 2,158 2,582 3,034 3,707 3,108 −16%
Nepal 2,818 2,586 2,806 2,691 3,088 15%
Belgium 4,381 3,690 3,403 4,417 3,045 −31%
Romania 3,519 2,700 2,690 3,117 3,023 −3%
Other countries 56,878 56,354 57,620 57,534 58,254 1%
World 369,967 365,748 356,952 373,774 368,169 −1%

Notes:

The figures for Canada in this table may differ slightly from the data provided by Statistics Canada as the latter are revised one year after the release.

Includes seed potatoes.

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations | © FAO Statistics Division 2020 - 20 August 2020

9. World trade

9.1. Top 20 importers of fresh potatoes worldwide (thousands of Canadian dollars)

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Belgium 323,380 529,841 555,317 620,800 886,868
Netherlands 263,719 413,335 422,172 442,833 521,227
Germany 207,553 309,148 263,815 259,398 406,211
Spain 186,706 290,382 274,772 276,372 379,339
Italy 177,376 227,277 196,989 196,447 259,842
United States 183,722 254,244 267,523 279,622 258,425
United Kingdom 144,137 149,918 146,929 136,995 186,425
France 100,891 144,552 147,422 120,121 177,323
Russia 291,127 127,872 275,020 264,489 166,617
Canada 94,121 106,030 120,866 113,180 134,375
Greece 55,738 65,989 78,887 79,866 127,713
Poland 35,336 55,961 44,233 49,787 127,204
Portugal 82,933 130,546 95,093 122,256 126,426
Malaysia 99,200 103,091 97,036 94,005 103,634
Czech Republic 41,541 62,376 53,206 51,316 93,723
Romania 18,673 44,653 38,957 38,531 87,891
Mexico 59,244 56,215 62,411 77,665 78,037
Ireland 47,318 59,092 44,764 59,299 66,519
Ukraine 403 2,956 771 2,055 58,625
Austria 34,583 42,005 38,187 42,234 53,955
Others 720,156 847,978 891,545 824,229 956,409
Total 3,167,855 4,023,462 4,115,916 4,151,501 5,256,789

Note: Does not include seed potatoes.

Source: Global Trade Tracker (August 2020)

9.2. Top 20 exporters of fresh potatoes worldwide (thousands of Canadian dollars)

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
France 503,817 706,124 656,269 702,893 928,033
Netherlands 227,915 401,326 360,527 336,919 564,635
China 294,324 298,458 360,798 338,886 525,152
Germany 302,855 410,345 438,710 437,611 517,898
Egypt 281,171 227,958 353,843 253,497 333,391
United States 223,530 260,218 276,334 293,833 320,348
Canada 193,201 263,366 271,851 287,831 267,441
Belgium 175,684 237,809 230,108 209,499 238,865
Spain 123,802 163,464 128,940 125,988 170,470
Pakistan 154,677 104,013 105,885 159,313 154,709
Iran 271,425 189,446 166,112 183,330 152,678
United Kingdom 95,889 110,230 89,454 101,867 144,858
India 68,933 78,306 74,887 73,236 100,907
Italy 60,083 92,855 73,348 59,499 91,292
Cyprus 49,497 68,660 69,135 66,892 71,631
Israel 103,746 123,076 118,467 81,467 67,955
Belarus 21,636 18,753 32,717 31,206 65,442
South Africa 49,032 55,467 61,480 55,674 52,573
Russia 21,662 28,291 25,726 20,469 41,324
Slovenia 4,692 11,108 9,072 12,202 40,759
Others 274,841 376,556 441,343 381,047 478,282
Total 3,502,412 4,225,830 4,345,005 4,213,158 5,328,643

Note: Does not include seed potatoes.

Source: Global Trade Tracker (August 2020)

9.3. Top 20 importers of seed potatoes worldwide (thousands of Canadian dollars)

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Egypt 102,533 139,040 111,568 109,447 140,762
Belgium 67,363 88,334 104,155 98,693 119,000
Netherlands 14,894 29,938 37,331 52,700 78,062
Spain 43,429 46,159 46,416 44,331 64,734
Germany 51,276 59,649 55,540 55,780 63,101
Italy 36,026 46,580 48,830 48,325 60,511
Portugal 27,969 31,362 29,496 33,148 38,485
United States 30,704 35,156 35,605 35,188 34,060
Morocco 31,314 37,614 32,856 36,204 33,821
France 16,960 28,881 28,373 23,370 33,173
Greece 16,378 16,681 17,378 19,671 21,448
Israel 24,619 23,197 20,203 20,197 20,943
Qatar 24,322 26,039 28,064 19,997 19,673
Azerbaijan 957 2,615 8,023 21,442 18,530
Turkey 29,780 25,151 14,636 18,088 16,409
Poland 7,457 11,485 8,474 11,911 12,664
Austria 5,617 6,677 7,559 11,469 10,810
Russia 28,566 12,278 19,389 16,042 10,579
Romania 2,731 3,893 4,713 5,932 10,391
Jordan 7,241 8,934 6,015 10,669 10,323
Others[1] 307,242 264,443 322,620 235,264 176,844
Total 877,378 944,106 987,246 927,868 994,324
Note:

1. In 2019, Canada ranked 23rd globally with imports totaling $8.5 million.

Source: Global Trade Tracker (September 2019)

9.4. Top 20 exporters of seed potatoes worldwide (thousands of Canadian dollars)

2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Netherlands 572,709 644,239 675,791 704,310 773,796
France 92,259 102,303 114,419 137,276 162,203
United Kingdom 92,569 84,553 75,212 83,634 98,042
Germany 59,369 62,459 70,168 65,835 69,184
Belgium 32,251 40,221 42,329 56,940 67,525
Spain 7,402 15,744 9,299 71,235 57,669
Denmark 30,461 33,339 38,522 46,137 51,056
Canada 37,044 38,445 38,077 37,780 36,156
United States 9,822 9,463 34,598 12,048 17,179
Egypt 17,337 4,758 12,361 12,445 8,700
South Africa 10,125 7,217 10,363 10,743 8,345
Russia 1,042 1,584 4,730 9,021 7,485
Portugal 4,481 6,217 5,258 5,606 6,971
Australia 2,116 2,602 2,524 5,797 6,670
Luxembourg 859 2,208 3,469 3,849 4,326
Kazakhstan 64 366 1,894 6,269 4,057
Austria 2,502 2,644 4,069 2,797 4,049
Finland 2,604 2,580 3,454 2,999 2,852
Poland 822 620 2,386 2,865 2,357
Ethiopia 3,847 2,694 2,282 1,315 2,159
Others 10,939 13,446 17,145 16,763 17,162
Total 990,623 1,077,703 1,168,349 1,295,664 1,407,943
Source: Global Trade Tracker (August 2020)

10. Key Resources

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