In the last campaign, Dutch and Spanish tomato sales in the European Union (EU) decreased while Moroccan tomato sales increased, according to data from Hortoinfo based on the Euroestacom statistical service (Icex-Eurostat).
In the last campaign, Spanish tomato sales in the EU fell by 8.79%, from the 1,100.43 million kilos it sold in the 2018/2019 season to 1,003.72 in 2019/2020. The Netherlands reduced its sales by 7.17%, from 1,289.46 million kilos in the 2018/2019 campaign to the 1,196.97 million it sold in 2019/2020. Meanwhile, Morocco increased its sales by 4.59%, going from selling 649.71 million kilos to the EU in the 2018/2019 campaign to 679.55 million kilos in the season that just ended.
In the last campaign, the EU purchased a total of 4,880.6 million kilos of tomatoes for 6,478.41 million euro and an average price of € 1,327/ kg. The Netherlands supplied 28.05% of this volume, Spain 23.53%, and Morocco 15.93%.
The Netherlands is the world's largest supplier of tomatoes to the EU. During this last campaign, the Netherlands sold 1,196.97 million kilos for a value of 1,894.92 million euro, charging them at an average price of € 1,583/kg, the highest price among the three major suppliers, 8.95% more expensive than Spain and 31.37% more expensive than Morocco.
Spain is the second tomato supplier to the European Union at a short distance from the Netherlands, with a volume of 1,278.69 million kilos worth 1,699.51 million euro, and an average price of € 1,329/kg, i.e. 15,66% more expensive than the tomatoes sold by Morocco.
Morocco ranks as the third-largest tomato supplier to the EU by volume, with 679.55 million kilos worth 818.74 million euro and an average price of € 1.205/kg.
France is the EU's fourth-biggest tomato supplier with 299.96 million kilos worth 411.54 million euro and an average price of € 1,372/kg.
It is followed by Belgium with 282.5 million kilos worth 335.61 million euro and an average price of € 1,223/kg.