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Canadian potato production

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2009 (revised) and 2010 (preliminary) (Previous release)

Canadian farmers harvested 344,000 acres (139 217 hectares) of potatoes in 2010, resulting in 97,279,000 hundredweights (4 412 575 metric tonnes) being produced. This is down 4% from 2009.

The national yield increased 1% from 2009. Area planted was down 4% and area harvested was down 5%.

Note: The publication "Canadian Potato Production" contains additional tables comparing Canada, the United States and Mexico, showing the area planted and harvested as well as production and value estimates.

Available on CANSIM: tables 001-0014, 001-0045 and 001-0070.

Definitions, data sources and methods: survey numbers, including related surveys, 3401, 3407, 3446, 3465, 7526 and 7529.

The November 2010 issue of Canadian Potato Production, Vol. 8, no. 2 (22-008-X, free), is now available from the Key resource module of our website under Publications.

For more information, contact Client Services (toll free 1-800-465-1991). To enquire about the concepts, methods or data quality of this release, contact Barbara McLaughlin (902-893-7251;, Agriculture Division.