Potato production up in Manitoba, Quebec
By Potatoes in Canada
Nov. 20, 2015, Canada – Potato production in Canada increased 4.1 per cent from 2014 to an estimated 104.8 million hundredweight (4.8 million tonnes) in 2015, according to the latest report from Statistics Canada.
Manitoba accounted for 57.2 per cent of this increase while Quebec was responsible for 29.1 per cent. Production was 1.3 per cent above the average level seen from 2001 to 2015.
Harvested area edged up 0.4 per cent from 2014.
Prince Edward Island represented 23.7 per cent of total potato production in 2015 and Manitoba represented 20.6 per cent.