Dutch potato processors used just under 4 million tons of potatoes in all of 2022.
The total consumption of potatoes to supply raw materials to the Dutch industry is 3.97 million tons. Of these, Dutch processors produced a total of 2.16 million tons of finished products. This is evidenced by processing data released on Wednesday by the Potato Processing Industry Association.
The total annualized refining volume is almost 200,000 tons higher than for the whole of 2021. Then consumption amounted to 3.8 million tons of potatoes. Especially in the spring of 2022 and early summer, more potatoes were processed in the Netherlands than in the previous year.
In December 2022, potato producers processed 357,000 tons of potatoes into 190,000 tons of finished products. Processing volume is 30,000 tons more than in November and almost 35,000 tons more than in December a year earlier. Of the potatoes processed in December, 45.9 percent is imported. The share of imports was even higher in December 2021: 47.8 percent.
Biobased construction webinar is on the rise, is it an opportunity for farmers?
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