Statens Jordbruksverk
Sveriges officiella statistik - Statistiska meddelanden
Skörd av potatis 2015

JO 17 SM 1501


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Production of potatoes in 2015, preliminary results
List of tables
List of terms


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Production of potatoes in 2015, preliminary results

This report provides the preliminary results of 2015 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 31 420 kg and the total production is estimated at 523 500 tonnes. The corresponding figures for potatoes for processing of starch are 42 950 kg and 277 200 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 area is taken into account, which lowers the yield per hectare and owing to that also lowers the production. The unharvested area varies 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 figures from the administrative database for agricultural subsidies.

Since 2006, the farmers can use Internet for data delivery to Statistics Sweden, but the data collection is still mainly undertaken through telephone interviews with the farmers. The results for 2015 were based on a survey with a sample of 909 holdings for table potatoes and a sample of 190 holdings for potatoes for processing of starch.


List of tables


Explanation of symbols

1. Table potatoes. Preliminary results 2015

2. Potatoes for processing of starch. Preliminary results 2015

3. Potatoes. Area not harvested. Preliminary results 2015



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