Tomato exports from Spain increased by nearly 13 percent

According to data from the Department of Customs and Excise of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, Spanish tomato exports increased by 12.67 percent for the first nine months of the year when compared with the same period in 2012.

Up until September 30, Spain exported a total of 731.79 million kilos of tomatoes, worth 726.00 million Euro, this year, while, in the same period in 2012, they had exported 655.30 million kilos worth 667.79 million Euro.

The average price of the tomatoes exported by Spain to all countries in the first nine months of 2013 was 0.99 Euro per kilo and 1.02 Euro per kilo in the same period of 2012.

The average price paid for the tomatoes by the countries of the European Union (EU) was 0.986 Euro per kilo, while exports to non-EU countries averaged 1.088 Euro per kilo.

The country that paid the most for this vegetable, out of the 20 EU countries that imported the most tomato in the period analysed, was Finland (1.52€/kg), followed by Belgium (1.33€/kg) and Sweden (1.31€/kg).

Ranking fourth in the prices paid for the Spanish tomato is Latvia, which in the first nine months of the year paid an average price 1.17 Euro/kg.

The countries that paid the worst for the Spanish tomatoe, from the list of the top 20 importers, were Portugal, which didn't surpass 0.714€/kg., Rumania (0.768), Lithuania (0,793) and Bulgaria, which paid an average of 0.799 Euro per kilo.

The main importers
Germany is, once again, the main buyer of Spanish tomato, with a total of 157,356 tonnes, for which they paid 180,294,000 Euro at a price of 1,146 Euro per kilo, hence, ranking fifth in terms of paid prices.

France ranked second in the volume of tomatoes purchased from Spain, with 119,681 tonnes, for which they paid 100,567 million Euro; an average price of 0.84 Euro per kilo, which places them in the fourteenth place regarding paid prices.

The third place, by volume, is occupied by the United Kingdom, which bought 101,858 tonnes of tomatoes and paid 94,545 million Euro, at an average price of 0.928 Euro per kilo, thus, ranking eleventh in prices.


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