Morocco approaches the volume of tomatoes that Spain sold in the European Union

Between 2018 and 2022, Moroccan tomato sales to EU Member States in January to October period increased by 38.05%. In the same period of time, Spanish tomato exports to its European partners decreased by 23.97%.

In the first months of 2022, Spain sold 424.48 million kilos of tomatoes in the EU, a significantly lower quantity than the 558.29 million kilos it sold in the same period of 2018. It was followed closely by Morocco, which sold 404.99 million kilos of tomatoes to Community markets in the same period, i.e., only 4.6% less than Spain and a much higher volume than the 293.37 million kilos it sold to the EU five years before.

In total, the Member States purchased a total of 2,162.56 million kg, i.e., 5.18% less volume than the same period five years earlier.

The EU’s main tomato suppliers
The Netherlands was the EU’s leading supplier between January 1 and October 31, 2022, with 557.88 million kilos (i.e., 19.46% less than five years ago), worth 1,095.84 million euro and an average price of € 1.96/kg.

Spain ranked second with 424.48 million kilos, 791.74 million euros, and an average price of € 1.87/kg.

Morocco ranked third with 404.99 million kilos worth 637.94 million euros and an average price of € 1.58/kg.

France ranked fourth with 158.77 million kilos, 310.47 million euros, and an average price of € 1.96/kg.

Finally, Türkiye ranked fifth with 157.37 million kilos, 185.98 million euros, and an average price of 1.18€/kg.



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