Production figures for 2021 from the survey via the UNPT Panel, and data from Agreste for the other basins.
In 2021, the surface areas covered 153,840 ha, which is 3% less than in 2020.
The national average gross yield for 2021 was 44.1 t/ha, which is higher than in 2020 (+0.5 t/ha) and higher than the average of the past 5 years (2016-2021, + 1.0 t/ha). For the UNPT Panel area, the gains are similar given the high representativeness of its surface area. The average for the 5 basins from the UNPT Panel is still superior, at 45.5 t/ha.
The French production of ware potatoes reached 6,781,369 t this year, compared to 6,915,062 t in 2020 (-1.9%), and +10.1% more than the 5-year average.
The 2021 harvest was characterized by significant levels of physiological defects (hollow hearts, green, cracks…) and/or pest damage (wireworms, slugs…). The assessment of the marketed net (quantity really valued) will therefore be all the more important this year for producers, especially in fresh.