Potato production in Canada increased 4.1 per cent from 2014 to an estimated 104.8 million hundredweight in 2015, according to the latest report from Statistics Canada.
Manitoba, which saw a significant increase in contracted volumes from processors this year as well as a bumper potato crop, accounted for 57.2 per cent of the nationwide increase. Quebec was responsible for 29.1 per cent.
Prince Edward Island represented 23.7 per cent of Canada’s total potato production in 2015 while Manitoba represented 20.6 per cent.
Canadian Potato Production (000 cwt)
|Prince Edward Island||24,850||25,240||-1.5|
Source: Statistics Canada Cansim Table 001-0014 (000cwt) Nov. 20 2015
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