Potato Market Overview in the United Kingdom
In value terms, potato production expanded sharply to $ in 2019 estimated in export prices. In general, production showed a relatively flat trend pattern. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 when the production volume increased by % against the previous year. Over the period under review, production reached the maximum level at $ in 2011; however, from 2012 to 2019, production stood at a somewhat lower figure.
The average yield of potatoes in the UK reduced modestly to tonnes per ha in 2019, approximately mirroring the year before. In general, the yield continues to indicate a slight contraction. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2013 when the yield increased by % against the previous year. The potato yield peaked at tonnes per ha in 2009; however, from 2010 to 2019, the yield remained at a lower figure. Despite the increased use of modern agricultural techniques and methods, future yield figures may still be impacted by adverse weather conditions.
The potato harvested area in the UK contracted to ha in 2019, approximately equating the previous year's figure. Over the period under review, the harvested area continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. The pace of growth appeared the most rapid in 2011 when the harvested area increased by % against the previous year. Over the period under review, the harvested area dedicated to potato production attained the maximum at ha in 2012; however, from 2013 to 2019, the harvested area stood at a somewhat lower figure.
The revenue of the potato market in the UK rose markedly to $ in 2019, increasing by % against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). In general, consumption continues to indicate a mild reduction. The most prominent rate of growth was recorded in 2013 when the market value increased by % year-to-year. As a result, consumption reached the peak level of $. From 2014 to 2019, the growth of the market remained at a somewhat lower figure.