Potato consumption in Germany has increased during the Corona crisis

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BONN (dpa-AFX) – People in Germany ate potatoes more often during the Corona crisis. Per capita consumption rose by two kilograms to 59.4 kilograms in the 2020/21 financial year, as the Federal Agency for Agriculture and Food announced in its potato balance on Monday.

The per capita consumption of potato products such as French fries, potato salad and chips fell by 400 grams, while the consumption of fresh potatoes rose by around three kilograms per person to around 24.2 kilograms. The main reasons for the development are the corona-related restrictions in out-of-home consumption and the increased preparation of meals in private households.

As in previous years, the domestic demand for potatoes from domestic production could be met. The degree of self-sufficiency in 2020/2021 was 145 percent.


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