Steven Thomson

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Work Package 1 Lead: Economics
Scotland’s Rural College


The Estimated Economic Contribution of Scotland's Seed and Ware Potato Sectors

Authors: Steven Thomson
March 2024

This report is part of Work Package 1: Economic Contribution of the Scottish Government funded research project: Delivering a sustainable potato industry for Scotland through management of Potato cyst nematode (PCN). As part of this workstream this report aims to provide new insights into the economic contribution that the Scottish potato sector makes beyond the often cited farmgate value of potato production. This report provides a statistical overview of this concentrated and highly regulated sector, including data on consumption, exports, imports, production, varieties, seed and ware sector – alongside estimates of economic contribution.