Overview

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

The Potato Farming Industry Research Report measures market size, analyses current and future trends, and provides an indication of market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld’s collection of industry market research reports gives you insightful, up-to-date information on the supply chains, economic drivers, and key buyers and markets for hundreds of industries.

REPORT SNAPSHOT

Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share in this industry
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Revenue
$5bn
Annual Growth
12-17
0.1%
Annual Growth
17-22
Profit
Employment
42,148
Business
26,480

Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • Prices have been slow to readjust because farmers have proved somewhat unwilling or unable to reduce their planted acres and yields
  • Price appreciation from the sweet potatoes segment has actually supported industry growth
  • As more consumers turn away from wheat and other grains, potatoes will pick up some of the slack

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The net effect of reduced prices has slowed the Potato Farming industry's growth over the five years to 2017. Moreover, the appreciation of the US dollar has made potatoes more expensive and less competitive on the global market, resulting in constrained export volumes. The industry is in a constant balancing act with downstream markets, trying to keep its output at levels that will yield desirable selling prices. However, this is not a surefire strategy; for example, a bumper crop in 2012 led to a surplus, causing prices to drop. Over the five years to 2022, industry growth is expected to be driven primarily by crop price appreciation and increases in export volumes...

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    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. Fresh potatoes, processed potatoes, and sweet potatoes are among the largest segments within this industry. Growers in the US have to meet tight quality criteria, typically established by specific end-users. The edible part of the potato plant is called the tuber, which is an enlarged underground stem. Characteristics of the tuber are what decide whether a particular potato will be consumed fresh or used for processed.

    These crops hold about the same market share today as they have over the past decade, and this is not expected to change significantly over the next five years. How..

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    Additional Insights for the Potato Farming Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Potato Farming Industry are

  • Economies of scale
  • Production of premium goods
  • Appropriate physical growing conditions
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Price of vegetables and Demand from fruit and vegetable wholesaling in the Potato Farming industry impact industry performance..

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    Industry Products

    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 potatoes
    Processed potatoes for freezing
    Processed potatoes for chipping
    Processed potatoes for dehydrating
    Processed potatoes for canning
    Sweet potatoes
    Industry Activities
    Potato farming
    Sweet potato farming
    Yam farming

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Price of vegetables
  • Demand from fruit and vegetable wholesaling
  • Demand from snack food production
  • Average annual precipitation
  • Natural disaster index
  • Per capita fruit and vegetable consumption

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream demand
  • Production and prices
  • International trade
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Health trends and consumer preferences
  • Product expansion
  • Increasing trade
  • Table: Potato Farming Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Potato Farming Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Frozen Food Production
  • Fruit & Vegetable Wholesaling
  • Supermarkets & Grocery Stores
  • Fruit & Vegetable Markets
  • Fast Food Restaurants

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Crop Services
  • Farm, Lawn & Garden Equipment Wholesaling
  • Pesticide Manufacturing
  • Tractors & Agricultural Machinery Manufacturing
  • Water Supply & Irrigation Systems

  • Products & Services
  • Processed potatoes for freezing
  • Fresh potatoes
  • Processed potatoes for chipping
  • Processed potatoes for dehydrating
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Processed potatoes for canning
  • Chart: Potato Farming Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Population
  • Dietary trends
  • Price
  • Exchange rates

  • Major Markets
  • Food processors
  • Fresh markets
  • Exports
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Potato Farming Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Profit
  • Purchases
  • Rent and utilities
  • Depreciation, wages and other
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Potato Farming

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Potato Farming Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    There are no major players in this industry
    Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Potato Farming Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Potato Farming Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2008-2022)
  • Industry Gross Product (2008-2022)
  • Establishments (2008-2022)
  • Businesses (2008-2022)
  • Employment (2008-2022)
  • Exports (2008-2022)
  • Imports (2008-2022)
  • Wages (2008-2022)
  • Price of Fertilizer (2008-2022)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Heirloom
  • An antiquated vegetable variety uncommon in large-scale agriculture.
  • Irrigation
  • The artificial application of water to the land or soil, used in assisting in crop growth.
  • Till
  • To prepare or cultivate land for crops.
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    This report on Potato Farming:
    • Provides Market Size information to assist with planning and strategic decisions.
    • Includes the necessary information to perform SWOT, PEST and STEER analysis.
    • Helps you understand market dynamics to give you a deeper understanding of industry competition and the supply chain.
    • Analyses key performance and operational metrics so that you can benchmark against your own business, that of your customers’ businesses, or your competitors’ businesses.
    The Potato Farming market research report includes:
    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
    • And of course, much more

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