Even though the contingent volume of tomatoes that Morocco can sell to the EU is 285 million kilos, during the last period subject to quota, between October 1, 2018, and May 31, 2019, Morocco marketed 141.07 million kilos more than it was allowed to, according to data from Hortoinfo based on the Euroestacom statistical service (ICEX-Eurostat).
In the analyzed period, Morocco sold a total of 426.07 million kilos of tomato to the EU, i.e. 10.41% more than the 385.88 million kilos sold in the same period of the previous campaign.
EU member states have paid Morocco 481.17 million euro for their tomatoes in this campaign, i.e. 20.01% more than in the previous campaign.
The average price paid by the EU to Morocco for the purchase of tomatoes has been 1.13 euro/kilo, while in the previous contingent period, from 1 October 2017 to May 31, 2018, the average price stood at 1.04 euro/kilo.
France was the EU community country that bought the most tomato from Morocco, with a volume of 288.15 million kilos in the 2018/2019 contingent period, i.e. 7.76% more than the 267.38 million kilos it purchased in the previous period.
In the last contingent period, french purchases of Moroccan tomatoes amounted to 378.02 million euro, and the average price they paid was 1.31 euro per kilo. In the same period last year, they paid 307.54 million euro and an average price of 1.15 euro per kilo.
Spain purchased a total volume of 59.35 million kilos of tomatoes from Morocco in the analyzed period (01/10/2018 - 31/05/2019), i.e. 26.52% more than the 46.91 million kilos it purchased in the same period of the previous campaign.
In this period Spain paid 55.92 million euro, at an average price of 0.94 euro per kilo, for the Moroccan tomato. On the same dates of the previous period, it paid 45.63 million euro, at an average price of 0.97 euro per kilo.