Australia is only one of two countries in the world which can source potatoes seasonally due to its geographical diversity. This ensures a fresh supply of potatoes all year round without the need for long periods of storage. In Australia the spread of growing regions from Far North Queensland, New South Wales, Tasmania, South Australia and Western Australia means as one season ends in one region another begins elsewhere.

National Statistics

  • 20% of all vegetable production
  • 1.25 million tonnes produced annually
  • In the top two highest commodity groups sold in value and volume
  • 55% of households purchase potatoes each week (8% behind the leader, the carrot)
  • Annual production is worth $614 million (>$0.5 billion)
  • Processing potatoes account for 56% of the value chain
  • Fresh potatoes represent 36%
  • Seed production represents 8%