In just a few decades, the Belgian potato-processing industry has developed into the largest exporter of precooked potato products in the world. So original Belgian fries can be enjoyed all over the world. In 2017 no less than 2.2 million tonnes of frozen potatoes were exported.
4.6 million tonnes potatoes were processed into a wide range of potato products in Belgium in 2018: fresh and frozen fries, mashed potato products, crisps, granules, flakes, etc.
Between 2008 and 2015, the volume of processed potatoes rose by 50%. The growth was most noticeable in the production of fries.