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POTATOES

Released September 22, 2006
Seasonal
No. 987-7-06

2005 NEW YORK POTATO VALUE UP

The results of the 2005 potato disposition and utilization survey show the value of New York's 2005 potato crop to be $63.8 million, 49 percent above the 2004 value, according to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service, New York office.

 

Production was up 1 percent from 2004. Sales increased 1 percent and the average price per hundredweight (cwt.) was $12.20, or $3.95 more than the 2004 price of $8.25.

FALL POTATOES:  Production, farm disposition, season average price, and value,

New York and United States, 2004-2005

 

Production

Used

for

seed

Farm Disposition

Used on Farm

Sold

Price

per

cwt.

Value of

Seed, feed, household

use

Shrinkage

and loss

Production

Sales

     

1,000 cwt.

   

Dollars

 1,000 dollars

   2004

   N.Y.

    5,184

     451

  100

    513

    4,571

  8.25

    42,768

    37,711

   U.S.

410,253

21,593

4,549

35,923

369,781

  5.08

2,090,058

1,877,912

                 

   2005

               

   N.Y.

    5,226

     453

   100

     491

    4,635

12.20

     63,757

     56,547

   U.S.

382,743

22,338

4,545

27,115

351,083

  6.53

2,504,612

2,290,850

 

2005 U.S. POTATO PRODUCTION UP 1 PERCENT

Total 2005 potato production is estimated at 424 million cwt, up 1 percent from the estimate made in the January Annual Crop Summary but 7 percent below the 2004 crop.  Harvested area, at 1.09 million acres, decreased 7 percent from a year ago.  This is the lowest harvested acres on record since the series began in 1866.  The average yield of 390 cwt per acre is down 1 cwt from the record high set in 2004 but 23 cwt above the average yield from the 2003 crop.

The value of all potatoes sold in 2005 is estimated at $2.76 billion, up 18 percent from the previous year.  The average price, at $7.06 per cwt, is up $1.40 from a year earlier.  Sales from the 2005 potato crop totaled 391 million cwt, down 6 percent from 2004.

 

Sales account for 92 percent of 2005 production. Non-sales account for 33.3 million cwt, 21 percent below the previous year.  Over the past five years, 92 percent of the potatoes grown have been sold.  The other 8 percent were either lost (shrinkage and loss) or used on farms where grown (seed, home use, and livestock feed).

Processors used 246 million cwt of raw potatoes from the 2005 crop, down 5 percent from a year earlier.  Table stock sales totaled 120 million cwt, 8 percent below the previous year.  Seed sales of 22.3 million cwt are down 3 percent from 2004.  Sales for livestock

feed, at 2.00 million cwt, are up 3 percent from a year earlier.

POTATOES:  Utilization of Crops, United States, 2002-2005

Utilization Items

2002

2003

2004

2005

 

                 1,000 cwt.

   Sales

       

      Table Stock

131,889

133,143

130,418

120,372

         

      Processing

       

         Chips and Shoestrings

51,640

52,790

50,068

50,998

         Dehydration 1/

51,357

48,418

48,541

42,312

         Frozen French Fries

124,875

126,515

131,592

123,298

         Other Frozen Products

28,951

23,870

23,003

24,747

         Canned Products

2,744

3,086

2,843

2,120

         Other Canned Products

       

              (Hash, Stews, Soups)

2,089

1,168

984

934

         Starch, Flour, and Other

1,050

1,379

1,531

1,582

         Total

262,706

257,226

258,562

245,991

         

      Other Sales

       

         Livestock Feed

3,044

2,005

1,942

1,999

         Seed

24,005

24,603

22,915

22,254

         

         Total

27,049

26,608

24,857

24,253

         

      Total Sales

421,644

416,977

413,837

390,616

         

   Non-Sales

       

      Seed Used on Farms Where Grown

4,144

4,000

3,601

3,604

      Household Use and Used for Feed

       

            on Farms Where Grown

1,478

1,543

1,195

1,187

      Shrinkage and Loss 2/

30,905

35,294

37,408

28,519

         

      Total Non-Sales

36,527

40,837

42,204

33,310

         

   TOTAL PRODUCTION

458,171

457,814

456,041

423,926

1/  Dehydrated products except starch and flour.

2/  Includes potatoes disposed of by the United Fresh Potato Growers of Idaho for 2004.