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Spain is the world's third largest tomato exporter

Spain is the world's third largest tomato exporter, only behind Mexico and the Netherlands and ahead of Turkey and Morocco, according to data (for 2011) provided by the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO).

Mexico, which is the largest exporter, shipped a total of 1,493 million kilos. The Netherlands, in second place, exported a total of 1,040 million kilos, while Spain, ranked at number three, shipping 964 million kilos of tomatoes.

Turkey was fourth place, with 577 million kilos, followed by Jordania with 435, and Morocco with 392 million kilos.

India was the seventh largest tomato exporter, with 230 million kilos; France took the eighth spot with 214; the United States was ninth with 208 million kilos and Belgium was the tenth largest exporter, with a total of 197 million kilos of tomatoes.

As for the value of those exports, there are no changes in the four top positions. The number one spot was still for Mexico, with 1,517 million Euro, followed by the Netherlands with 1,143, Spain with 857 and Turkey with 313 million Euro.

Changes begin in the fifth position, which was reached by Morocco with 274 million Euro, followed by France (265), Canada (259), United States (257), Italy (177) and Jordan with 163 million Euro.

From the ten largest exporters, the one obtaining the best prices for its tomatoes was France, with 1.24 Euro per kilo, followed by the United States (1.23), the Netherlands (1.10), Mexico (1.02), and Spain, with 0.89 Euro per kilo.

The ranking continues with Belgium at 0.82 Euro per kilo; Morocco with 0.70 Euro per kilo; Turkey (0.54 Euro/kilo); Jordan (0.37 Euro/kilo) and finally, in the tenth position was India, with a price of just 0.27 Euro per kilo.


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