Since 2018, Spanish tomato exports between January and October have fallen by 25.22%, while its tomato imports from Morocco have increased by 51.29 percent, according to data prepared by Hortoinfo from the Estacom statistical service (Icex-Tax Agency), using TARIC codes (Tariff Integrated of the European Communities).
Spain went from exporting 644.54 million kilos of tomatoes from January to October 2018 to 481.99 million kilos in that period in 2022, i.e., 162.54 million kilos less than five years ago.
In the same period of time, Spanish tomato imports from Morocco have increased by 22.82 million kilos, going from 44.47 million kilos in 2018 to 67.28 million kilos between January and October 2022.
Fortunately, the price of Spanish tomato exports has increased during the years analyzed, which means that, although volumes have decreased, there has been an increase in income: from €727.51 million in the first ten months of 2018 to €871.16 million in 2022. The average price has improved by € 0.68 per kilo from € 1.13 to € 1.81 per kilo.
The average price of tomatoes purchased from Morocco has also risen, albeit less, going from € 0.95 per kilo in 2018 to € 1.21 in 2022, an increase of € 0.26 per kilo.