No small potato: Denmark earns nearly a billion kroner a year from spud exports
Exports of potatoes have increased by 50 percent over the past ten years, according to the Agriculture & Food Council.
In 2013, the value of the exports reached 874 million kroner – a 60 percent increase in comparison to 2004.
About half of the exports are potatoes for consumers, while cull potatoes (fed to animals) also make up a significant share.
Sweden the biggest customer
Danish potatoes are sold mostly to neighbouring markets. Sweden is the largest customer, followed by Germany and Norway.
While exports to Sweden has been increasing fairly steadily over the past ten years, the Norwegian market grew significantly in 2013. It has increased by 16,000 tonnes since 2004.