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 - Industry Products Chapter
This industry includes a wide range of potatoes. The majority of them are grown in open fields, while the rest are grown under cover. Potatoes, sweet potatoes and yams are among the largest segments within this industry. These crops hold about the same market shares today as they have during the past decade, and this is not expected to change significantly in the next five years. However, there are yearly variations due to relative price fluctuations and crop-specific production or demand shocks such as regional droughts.
Potatoes can also be segmented into fresh market and processing varieties. The majority of potatoes grown for processing are better adapted to mechanical harvesting... purchase to read more