Decline in EU tomato consumption
EU tomato consumption fell in 2017 from the 2016 level of 35.9kg per person to 34.2 kg per person, according to data published by the European Commission. While total sales in 2016 were 17.98 million tons, in 2017, they reached only 17.05 million tons. However, tomato imports from outside the EU grew between 2015 and 2017, from 480,760 tons to 568, 074 tons. Conversely, EU exports to outside the zone fell over the period, from 201,840 tons in 2015 to 131,703 tons in 2017.
Source: European Commission