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First 2013 GB Potatoes Production Estimate

Publication Date: 
25 November 2013

  • The AHDB Potatoes’s provisional estimate of total production in Great Britain for the 2013 crop year is 5.46 million tonnes, up 21% from 2012 but still the second-lowest since 2007.

  • The increase in production from last year is driven by yields, with average yields for GB estimated at 44.7 tonnes/ha, up 21% on 2012.

  • Planted area is estimated at 122,000ha, up only marginally on last year and down marginally on the previous estimate made in mid-August.

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