EUPPA represents the most important European potato processing countries. Membership includes 6 national associations and directly 17 companies, accounting for more than 90 % of the market (based on volume of potatoes used for food processing in 2013, source World Potato Markets). In 2012/13 potato processing generated almost 6 billion Euros in business, employing over 20.000 people.
Most (more than 90%) potatoes used for processing in Europe are grown in the North-West corner of Europe. This area is in fact one main production area for potatoes grown for processing, e.g.