In Russia, the level of self-sufficiency of potatoes decreased by 7 percentage points, to 90,7%.
The ministry emphasized that over the past 10 years, the sown area for potatoes in households has decreased 1,7 times, the number of households has decreased from 20,2 to 18,7 million units.
“So, according to the Ministry of Agriculture of Russia, Russia's self-sufficiency in potatoes in 2017 will be 90,7%, with the threshold set by the Food Security Doctrine of Russia at least 95%. This is 7 percentage points below the level of 2016 (in 2015 - 105,1%, in 2016 - 97,7%), ”the joint venture said.
A source: https://www.gazeta.ru