Almeria's tomato production falls for fourth consecutive year

As revealed in the latest report of the Prices and Markets Observatory of the Government of Andalusia, Almeria's tomato production has fallen in the last four consecutive seasons. According to the figures in the document, the tomato production in the province stood at 1,090.79 million kilos in the 2013/2014 campaign and 980.8 in 2014/2015. There was then a slight rebound in the 2015/2016 campaign, reaching 1,101.89 million kilos. Since then, the production has done nothing but fall until the 2018/2019 campaign, when it has fallen to 887.15 million kilos after having stood at 1,004 million kilos in the 2016/2017 campaign and at 992.67 million kilos in the 2017/2018 campaign.

The report also shows that the ​​greenhouse acreage devoted to the production of this vegetable in Almeria has also been reduced, having gone from 11,081 hectares in the 2013/2014 campaign to 9,535 hectares in the 2018/2019 campaign.

Regarding the volume traded, 933.11 million kilos worth 591.72 million Euro were sold in the 2017/2018 campaign, while the volume traded in the 2018/2019 campaign stood at 833.92 million kilos worth 582.29 million Euro.

In general, as highlighted in the report, the tomato campaign has been marked by prices recording frequent ups and downs; however, the average monthly prices have been higher than in the previous season, except in the months of November and December, so the overall balance has been positive.



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