Dutch tomato exports continue to fall

Fri 07/06/2019 by Richard Wilkinson
Small EU tomato crop drives higher prices

The tomato exports have dropped 20% over the past ten years, from 1.36 million tons to 1.09 million tons, according to Coexphal data. As the average price per kilo has risen from €0.83 to €1.5, in value terms, the exports have increased from €1.12 billion to €1.62 billion. The export volumes of Spanish tomatoes have also fallen over this period, but by 6.8%.

The main markets for Dutch tomatoes in 2018 were Germany (434.7 million kilos), the UK (180.6 million kilos), Sweden (58.5 million kilos), Italy (45.7 million kilos), and Poland (34.6 million kilos).

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