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Canadian potato production, October 2017

Released: 2017-11-28

Potato production

105.9 million hundredweight

2017

0.4 % increase

(year-over-year change)

Potato production was 105.9 million hundredweight (4.8 million tonnes) in 2017, up 0.4% from 2016.

Prince Edward Island represented 22.3% of total potato production in 2017, followed by Manitoba (21.0%) and Alberta (19.4%).

Harvested area was stable at 342,217 acres in 2017.

The average yield increased 0.4% to 309.4 hundredweight per harvested acre, with Alberta having the highest average yield of 390.7 hundredweight per acre.

Chart 1  Chart 1: Potato production in Canada
Potato production in Canada

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