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Spanish tomato exports continue to fall

In the last ten campaigns, shipments fell by 304.77 million kilos
Spanish tomato exports have fallen by 304.77 million kilos in the last ten campaigns, and have continuously fallen since the 2013/2014 campaign, according to data prepared by Hortoinfo from the Estacom statistical service (Icex-Tax Agency).

Spanish tomato exports fell by 6.18% over the previous campaign, going from 725.33 million kilos exported in the 2019/2020 campaign to 680.53 million kilos in the 2020/2021 campaign. Exports have fallen by 30.93% compared to 10 years ago.

However, the tomatoes exported by Spain this season achieved the highest average price (€ 1.38/kg) of the last ten season. As a result, the total value of the exported tomatoes in the 2020/2021 campaign stood at 942.4 million euro, i.e., 1.93% more than the 924.6 million euro achieved by Spain in the previous season.

Destination markets
Almost half of the tomatoes exported by Spain in this campaign were destined to three countries. Germany, France, and the United Kingdom purchased 372.42 million kilos of tomato from Spain, i.e., 49.78% of the total exported.

Germany was the main destination market with 187.03 million kilos worth 309.5 million euros. Germany was the country that paid the best for Spanish tomatoes among the five largest buyers, paying € 1.65/kg.

The second destination market for the Spanish tomato was France, with a total of 104.54 million kilos, 111.19 million euros, and an average price of € 1.064/kg.

The United Kingdom ranked third with 80.85 million kilos worth 121.18 million euros and an average price of € 1.5/kg.

The Netherlands ranked fourth after purchasing 71.53 million kilos of Spanish tomatoes for 90.22 million euros and an average price of € 1.26/kg.

Poland ranked fifth with 54.9 million kilos, 61.04 million euros, and an average price of € 1.1/kg.

 

Source: hortoinfo.es 


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