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National Potato Chip Day: March 14, 2024

Press Release Number CB24-SFS.32

From the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Potatoes 2022 Summary, September 2023: 

2022 Potato Production Down 3 Percent

“All potato production in 2022 totaled 399 million cwt (hundredweight), down 3 percent from the 2021 crop. Harvested area, at 911,400 acres, was down 1 percent from 2021. The average yield of 438 cwt per acre was down 6 cwt from the previous year…

“United States potatoes used for processing totaled 279 million cwt, down 1 percent from 2021. Potatoes used for chips and shoestrings totaled 62.1 million cwt, up 3 percent from the previous year. Frozen french fries and other frozen products utilized 169 million cwt of raw potatoes, down 1 percent from 2021. Potatoes used for dehydrating totaled 37.9 million cwt, down 7 percent from 2021. Canning use, at 1.75 million cwt, was down 19 percent from the previous year. Other products made from potatoes utilized 8.23 million cwt of potatoes, a 14 percent increase from 2021.”

Photo:  Potato Chips

Key Stats

From Business and Economy  >  International Trade Data:

Note: After you create an account, select options for State Export Data (Origin of Movement) or State Import Data (State of Destination) by Harmonized System (HS) or NAICS. Select State, Measures, Commodity (search for potatoes and potato chips), Country and Time for data. More information is available in the Quick Start Guide.

Note: To create the image below, click the box next to “Choose a commodity code” and wait a moment for the dropdown list of codes to appear. Slide down to code 2005200020 for “U.S. EXPORTS OF POTATO CHIPS, PREPARED OR PRESRVD, NOT FROZEN (2005.20.0020).” The dots on the world map are interactive. Hover over any dot for country, value and quantity information.

More Stats

Source: 2017 Economic Census  

Note: The table above is modified to hide certain columns. Click on the image for the full table. NAICS 3119191 was the old 7-digit code for potato chips. This was replaced with NAPCS collection code 2002975000. Cell notes for D: “Withheld to avoid disclosing data for individual companies; data are included in higher level totals.”

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Page Last Revised - March 5, 2024
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