BusinessU.S. Importing More Potatoes

U.S. Importing More Potatoes

-

U.S. volume of imports of dehydrated, fresh, frozen, chips and seed potatoes are up seven per cent from July 2016 to March 2017 compared to the same period the previous year.  The increase of 2.5 million hundredweight (cwt) fresh weight equivalent (fwe) was due to increases in all products except seed potatoes.

The increase was led by fresh potatoes, which were up 17 per cent or 940,173 cwt. Imports of dehydrated potatoes increased six per cent or 370,160 fwe cwt, while frozen imports were up 1.14 million fwe cwt or five per cent.

Canada supplies all of the fresh potatoes and the vast majority of frozen products, while the dehy comes from a number of different sources including Canada, the EU, China and Peru.

Source: Potatoes USA

Trending This Week

Cover crop of rye and peas

Improving Our Soil Health for the Future

0
At our family farm, Swansfleet, in Bruxelles, Man. quality has always been the driving force behind everything we do. Lately, that drive for quality...
Potatoes in storage

Ultra-early Sprouting is a Storage Nightmare

For the last month, I’ve been receiving calls from growers scrambling with piles that are already sprouting. I’m not talking about one or two...
Alberta Potato Conference and Tradeshow stage

Potato Growers of Alberta Wraps Up First Post Pandemic Conference

0
The Alberta Potato Conference and Tradeshow wrapped up its first event in three years on Nov. 17, 2022. The last day of the conference...

U.S. Harvested Potato Acres Down Three Per Cent

0
Potato growers in the United States are expected to harvest 906,000 acres of potatoes this year, the November 2022 crop production report from the...
Potato field in sunset

CPC Calls Out Misleading Potato Wart Analysis Comments

0
A United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) bulletin released in October showing how potato wart could be introduced to the U.S. from Canada focused...