India: Annual potato production (since 2014)

Last Modified: Thu Jan 25 2018 20:23:51 GMT+0530 (India Standard Time)
  • 5,000,000
    Estimated number of farmers that cultivate potatoes in India
  • Rs. 6.25
    Average cost of growing 1 kg of potatoes.
  • Rs 2.50
    Additional cost of storage per kilo - typically the crop is stored in cold storage for period between 3 to 6 months.
  • 42 million tonnes
    Production in 2014.
  • 48 million tonnes
    Production in 2015. Average procurement prices crashed to Rs 2.75/kg.
  • 44 million tonnes
    Production in 2016.
  • 48 million tonnes
    Production in 2017. Bumper crop has meant that prices were hovering between 50 paisa to Rs 2/kg.