Small EU tomato crop drives higher prices
The 2019 EU tomato crop was moderate, according to Wapa/Prognosfruit (-20% on preceding year and -11% below 5-year average). This has led to prices in November significantly above the average price of the last 5 years. The remaining stocks from the preceding crop are relatively high but represent just 4.6% of the average crop. In the last campaign, overall EU prices were about average, but with very big differences between Member States. Poland’s prices were very low, while France’s were very high. Germany recorded prices slightly above average, while Italian tomatoes were slightly below average.