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National Potato Chip Day: March 14, 2023

Press Release Number CB23-SFS.32

United States Department of Agriculture, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Potatoes 2021 Summary, September 2022: “All potato production in 2021 totaled 410 million cwt, down 2 percent from the 2020 crop. Harvested area, at 923,600 acres, was up 1 percent from 2020. The average yield of 444 cwt per acre was down 17 cwt from the previous year…

“United States potatoes used for processing totaled 281 million cwt, up slightly from 2020. Potatoes used for chips and shoestrings totaled 60.3 million cwt, up 2 percent from the previous year. Frozen french fries and other frozen products utilized 171 million cwt of raw potatoes, up 2 percent from 2020. Potatoes used for dehydrating totaled 40.6 million cwt, down 10 percent from 2020. Canning use, at 2.18 million cwt, was down 16 percent from the previous year. Other products made from potatoes utilized 7.20 million cwt of potatoes, an 11 percent increase from 2020.”

Photo:  Potato Chips

Key Stats

Source: 2017 Economic Census.

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

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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.

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