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Potato Farming in the US: Market Research Report

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Potato Farming Market Research Report | Consumer Goods & Services | Food Production | Mar 2014

High yield: Growth in emerging economies will continue to present an opportunity for revenue growth

IBISWorld’s Potato Farming market research report provides the latest industry statistics and industry trends, allowing you to identify the products and customers driving revenue growth and profitability. The industry report identifies the leading companies and offers strategic industry analysis of the key factors influencing the market.

Report Snapshot
Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$5bn
Annual Growth 09-14
1.6%
Annual Growth 14-19
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Profit
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Employment
26,538
Businesses
16,581
Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

The Potato Farming industry has benefited from several factors over the five years to 2014. Most importantly, the wide acceptance of industry products has helped sustain steady demand from downstream markets. However, because agricultural production is contingent on many outside forces, the industry must perpetually keep its output levels in line with overall demand. Over the five years to 2019, the industry will continue to benefit from increasing demand from emerging economies and the growing popularity of organic and niche potato varieties, which will create new markets for industry products and contribute to rising industry revenue.... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

Overall, there are few barriers to entry into the Potato Farming industry, most of which can be easily overcome. Required inputs are readily available and there are often a number of farms for sale. The most significant barrier is obtaining the capital investment requirements associated with establishing any farm.

Setting up a farm from the ground up requires considerable investment. New participants need to purchase or lease land and essential machinery such as harvesters and tractors. Potential entrants may have difficulty securing financing given the high level of industry volatility due to the unpredictability of any given operator's success... purchase to read more

 


Industry ProductsRelated ReportsTable of Contents

What is the Potato Farming Industry?

This industry grows potatoes, sweet potatoes, and yams. Potatoes are a staple food product in many parts of the world and can also be used to in the manufacture of other products, including processed snack foods, alcoholic spirits and animal feed.

Industry Products
Fresh potatoesProcessed potatoes
 
Industry Activities
Potato farmingSweet potato farmingYam farming


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