China: Potato Annual 2013

China’s MY2013/14 fresh potato production is forecast stable at 81 million metric tons (MMT) but growth in processing potatoes remains constrained by limited supply and inadequate storage facilities. China’s MY2013/14 potato starch imports are forecast at 41,000 metric tons, up 10 percent from MY2012/13, due to a decline in domestic production and higher domestic prices. Anti-dumping duties on EU potato starch will continue another five years. China’s MY2013/14 frozen french fry imports are forecast at 133,000 metric tons, a 12 percent increase from the MY2012/13, to fill a supply gap resulting from growing demand and stable domestic production.

China: Potato Annual 2013