Organic tomatoes 50.7% more expensive than the conventional in the Spanish campaign

According to data from the Prices and Markets Observatory of the Government of Andalusia, in the 2018/2019 season, the price at origin of organic tomatoes was 50.7% higher than that paid for conventional tomatoes.

This season, the producers of organically-grown tomatoes have received an average of € 1.07 per kilo, while the average price for the conventionally-grown product was € 0.71 per kilo.

This price at origin does not include any costs for the processing or marketing of the product, nor the trade commission.

Price difference by varieties
The price of organic plum tomatoes has been 21.15% higher than that of its conventional counterpart. Meanwhile, organic on the vine tomatoes have been 31.82% more expensive than the conventional, and for cherry tomatoes, the price for the organic variant was 29.09% higher.

For organic plum tomatoes, growers received an average price of € 0.63 per kilo in the 2018/2019 season. For the organic on the vine tomato, the price stood at € 0.87 per kilo, round tomatoes cost € 0.46 per kilo and cherry tomatoes reached € 1.42 per kilo.

Growers of conventional plum tomatoes were paid an average price of € 0.52 per kilo. The average price for the conventional on the vine tomato was € 0.66 per kilo, and conventional cherry tomatoes cost € 1.10 per kilo.

 

Source: hortoinfo.es


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