U.S. Potato exports top $1.5 billion

The United States Potato Board (USPB) announced that US exports of all potatoes and potato products for FY2012 (July 2011 – June 2012) totaled $1,583,563,167. A 17 percent increase in value over the previous marketing year.
US exports totaled 1,506, 557 metric tons (MT), an increase of 10 percent in volume. This was led by a 17 percent increase in exports of frozen potato products and an 8 percent increase in dehy exports. There was a 1 percent decline in exports of potato chips and a 21 percent decrease in seed exports. The USPB considers the seed figure to be unreliable.

Originally posted Thursday, Sep. 6, 2012