Statens Jordbruksverk
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Skörd av potatis 2019

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Production of potatoes in 2019, preliminary results
List of tables
List of terms


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Production of potatoes in 2019, preliminary results

This report provides the preliminary results of 2019 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 33 050 kilos and the total production is estimated at 538 200 tonnes. This is an increase of 89 100 tonnes, which corresponds to 20%, compared with 2018 and 17 300 tonnes (3%) more than the last five-year average. Roughly 65 000 tonnes harvested as early potatoes are included in the total harvest.

The total production of starchpotatoes is estimated at 309 500 tonnes, which is 13% higher than in 2018 and 6% higher the last five-year average. The statistics include the production of starch potato for seed.

The tables show the number of observations, the total and reduced yields per hectare in kilos and total production in metric tonnes. Relative standard errors are given for the yield per hectare and total production. 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 estimated 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 area statistics that were calculated from final data on usage of agricultural land in 2019. These area data are 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 2019 were based on a survey with a sample of 690 holdings for table potatoes and a sample of 160 holdings for potatoes for processing of starch.

List of tables


Explanation of symbols

1. Table potatoes. Preliminary statistics 2019

2. Potatoes for processing of starch. Preliminary statistics 2019

3. Potatoes. Area not harvested. Preliminary statistics 2019



List of terms

Antal företag

Number of holdings








New potatoes



Götalands mellanbygder

Central districts in Götaland



Götalands norra slättbygder

Plain districts in northern Götaland



Götalands skogsbygder

Forest districts in Götaland



Götalands södra slättbygder

Plain districts in southern Götaland




Yield per hectare



Hela riket

The whole country








Table potatoes




Standard error



Mellersta Sveriges skogsbygder

Forest districts in central Sweden



Nedre Norrland

Lower parts of Norrland



Obärgad areal

Area not harvested



Potatis för stärkelse

Potatoes for processing of starch




Production area




Blighted tubers




Small tubers




Standard value



Svealands slättbygder

Plain districts in Svealand



Total skörd

Total production



Övre Norrland

Upper parts of Norrland