The French Interprofessional Potato (CNIPT) stated that, according to the latest figures published by the United Nations' Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) that are included in the World Potato Markets report, the world produced a record 376.1 million tons of potatoes in 2021 (latest figures available).
"The area devoted to growing potatoes worldwide increased by 7.4% to 18 million hectares, the highest level since 2013. The highest growth was recorded in Asia, which increased its area by 15% to 10.3 million hectares. European areas are estimated to have fallen by 3.5% to 4.3 million hectares. Yields fell in all major producing regions except Oceania.”
Asia continued to produce more than half of the world's potatoes, with production increasing by 15.3% to 197.5 million tons. China produced 94.4 million tons and India 54.2 million. Europe is the second-largest producing area, with 102.5 million tons, i.e. 3.8% less than in the previous year. It is followed by Africa, with 28 million tons; a stable level."
“The data for 2022 is still not available, however, based on provisional figures from FAO data and national country statistics, global production decreased by 6% to 354.3 million tons due to the combined effects of a decrease in area and, above all, unfavorable weather conditions.”