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Canadian potato production, June 2017

Released: 2017-07-20

Potatoes, planted area - acres

344,884

2017

-0.6% decrease

(year-over-year change)

Potato farmers planted 344,884 acres (139 571 hectares) of potatoes in 2017, down 0.6% from 2016, continuing the overall downward trend of the past 13 years. Seeded area decreased in every province except Quebec, Ontario and Alberta.

Prince Edward Island accounted for 26% of total potato planted area in 2017, while Manitoba accounted for 19%.

Chart 1  Chart 1: Potato planted area in Canada
Potato planted area in Canada

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