The tables below provide information about the consumption and production of potatoes in five parts of the world in 2006.

Apr 02, 2022 / Academic / 7:52 am

The production and consumption pattern of potatoes in five areas of the world in 2006 is depicted in the given tables.

Overall, it is clear that except in North, Central and South America, there was surplus production.

As per the production statistics in 2006, Asia stood first in the list. Its production was 131.2kg potatoes per person, which was almost 5 kg more than that of Europe’s, the second in the table. However, the consumption pattern of both these areas was entirely different. When Asians’ consumption was recorded at 25.8kg per person, it was 96.1kg in Europe. Africa too had produced higher quantity of potatoes than they consumed (16.4 and 14.1 kg/person respectively).

It is to be noted that the rest of the areas had deficit production of potatoes in 2006. In North America, the consumption was 57.9kg per person, whereas the production was just 24.7kg. In South and Central America, this was 23.6 and 15.6 kg per person respectively.