U.S. Potato Exports Hit A New Record In Value And Volume
According to a recent industry update from the United States Potato Board (USPB), the value of all U.S. potato exports exceeded $1.7 billion ($1,755,544,515) from the July 2013 to June 2014 marketing year. This is a 7% increase over the previous record set in 2012 and 2013.
The volume of exports increased 5% to 1,643,618 metric tons. On a fresh weight equivalent basis, this translates to a 7.5% increase to 70,743,071 cwt. of potatoes exported from the U.S.
The increase in exports was led by a 10% increase in the value of exports of frozen potato products, followed by a 6% increase in dehydrated potato exports, and 6% increase in fresh potato exports.
The only decline was a 4% drop in the value of potato chip exports.
Source: United States Potato Board