Statens Jordbruksverk
Sveriges officiella statistik - Statistiska meddelanden
Skörd av potatis 2012

JO 17 SM 1201


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Production of potatoes in 2012, preliminary results
List of tables
List of terms


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Production of potatoes in 2012, preliminary results

This report provides the preliminary results of 2012 for the yield per hectare and total production of potatoes. The results are presented for counties, production areas and for the whole country.

The results are presented for table potatoes and potatoes for processing of starch. For the whole country, the yield per hectare for table potatoes is estima­ted at 29 360 kg and the total production is estimated at 552 400 tonnes. The corresponding figures for potatoes for processing of starch are 42 540 kg and 255 800 tonnes, respectively.

The tables show the number of observations, the total and reduced yields per hectare in kg and total production in metric tonnes. Standard errors are also pre­sented. Unharvested areas are shown in a separate table. As for the reduced yield, the yield per hectare is reduced for small, blighted and green potatoes etc. for table potatoes. The reduction for potatoes for processing of starch is made only for blighted potatoes. These reductions are made with standard values.

When calculating the yields unharvested areas is taken into account, which lower the yield per hectare and owing to that also lower the production. The unharvested areas vary between years depending on the conditions during the growing season. The calculation of total production is based on the reduced yields and areas based on preliminary statistics from the administrative database for agricultural subsidies.

Since 2006, the farmers can  use Internet as a tool for data delivery to Statistics Sweden, but the data collection is still mainly undertaken through telephone interviews with the farmers. The results for 2012 were based on a survey with a sample of 1 048 holdings for table potatoes and a sample of 187 holdings for potatoes for processing starch.

List of tables


Explanation of symbols

1. Table potatoes. Preliminary results 2012

2. Potatoes for processing of starch. Preliminary results 2012

3. Potatoes. Area not harvested. Preliminary results 2012









List of terms

Antal företag

Number of holdings





New potatoes

Yield per hectare

Hela riket

The whole country




Table potatoes


Standard error

Obärgad areal

Area not harvested

Potatis för stärkelse

Potatoes for processing of starch


Production area


Blighted tubers


Small tubers


Standard value

Total skörd

Total production