Excessive rainfall and its attendant diseases have resulted in a decrease in tomato production compared to previous years. Faced with this reduced supply and increased demand, prices are particularly high. A phenomenon that is also found in our neighbors, the Netherlands and Belgium, large producers and exporters of tomatoes.
"Brittany, which is a large production area will probably record a drop of about 15 to 20% compared to last year, it will be less important in the south of France where producers expect a drop of 5%, "said the president of the Association of tomato and cucumber producers Laurent Berger.
A situation that could benefit the tomato origin Morocco, whose imports continue to increase in Europe in recent years, leading Brussels has imposed quotas under a trade agreement on fruit and vegetables with Morocco.
Source : rfi.fr