2018 Stats for NW Potatoes Released

Published online: Sep 12, 2019 Articles
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Source: USDA-NASS

The final value of Idaho's 2018 potato crop was $1.03 billion, up 5 percent from 2017. The marketing year average price for potatoes in Idaho was $7.25 per hundredweight, up $0.02 from last year.

In Oregon, the 2018 potato crop was valued at $202 million, up 2 percent from last year. The potato price was $7.47 per hundredweight, down $0.39 from last year.

Washington's 2018 potato crop was valued at $788 million, up 15 percent from 2017. The marketing year average price for fall potatoes was $7.82 per hundredweight, up $0.90 from the previous year.

In Idaho, potato production for 2018 totaled 142 million hundredweight. In Oregon, production was 27.0 million hundredweight. Production in Washington was 101 million hundredweight. The combined production for the three states was 60 percent of all U.S. potato production in 2018.

Processors in Idaho and Malheur County, Ore., used a total of 95.974 million hundredweight in 2018, up 10 percent from 2017. In Washington and Oregon (excluding Malheur County) processors used 97.176 million hundredweight during 2018, up 7 percent from last year.

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