The GB potato‐processing sector

  • Crisps, frozen and chilled potato products, provide 61% of the value to the potato market (Kantar) and the consumer sales value (retail and foodservice) amounted to almost £4 billion in 2014
  • Collectively PPA members are the largest customers for GB potatoes, processing approximately 1.7 million tonnes of potatoes annually
  • 28% of planted area destined for processing (2014)
  • Several members will be sourcing high-grade seed from Scotland
  • >11,740 people in employment throughout our sector. Other jobs dependent on our supply chains are likely to double this total
  • The Crisp sector is helping to drive exports and in 2013 they exported more than £70million worth of products, with year-on-year growth at 12%