Potato trade update: Slight increase in frozen potato imports after fall in 2021
AUSVEG has reviewed Global Trade Atlas import data to understand:
- The changes in the levels of frozen potato imports pre- and post-COVID, as well as
- The changes in import levels over the last 12-months as growers have faced significant increases in costs of production.
While frozen potato imports (i.e. frozen, including French Fries, Prepared Or Preserved Otherwise Than By Vinegar Or Acetic Acid) have increased 12% in value and 15% in volume over the last 12-months, the level of imports has decreased year-on-year since 2017/18.
|Year ending June||Volume (tonne)||Change|
|Year ending June||Value ($m)||Change|
As the below graphs demonstrate, there has been an overall decline in the value and volume of frozen potato imports from 2017/18 to 2021/22.
Rest of the World
|Rest of the World||2017/18||2018/19||2019/20||2020/21||2021/22|
AUSVEG will continue to monitor import and trade data and will provide further updates to industry to ensure growers are aware of the current global trading environment for potatoes.
Any growers wanting to find out more information are encouraged to contact AUSVEG on (03) 9882 0277.