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Spain, the Netherlands and Mexico world's largest tomato exporters

Staff writer ▼ | December 23, 2015
The world's largest fresh tomato exporters are Mexico, the Netherlands and Spain (in this order), according to data processed by Hortoinfo and supplied by the Statistics Division of the United Nations (UN).
Tomato exporters
Food trade   Data by the Statistics Division of the United Nations
These top three countries account for almost half of the world's exports of fresh tomatoes, with 43.67 percent of the 8,286.6 million kilos shipped in 2014.

Mexico exported 1,537.95 million kilos; the Netherlands, 1,126.5 million; Spain, 954.82 million (Almeria, 551.37); Turkey, 585.48; Jordan, 517.21, and Morocco exported 485.42 million kilos of tomatoes.

As for the main customers for each country, in 2014 Mexico shipped most of its fresh tomatoes to the United States, which received 1,509.96 million kilos.

The Netherlands allocated 458.67 million kilos to Germany, 194.44 million to the UK, 63.71 to Sweden, 51.13 to Italy and 46.38 million kilos to Belgium. Russia received 29.77 million kilos of fresh tomatoes from the Netherlands; Spain, 25.84; the United Arab Emirates, 2.84, and the United States, 207,000 kilos.

As for Spanish tomato exports, 218.06 million kilos had Germany as a destination, 141.66 million kilos were shipped to France, the UK received 135.56 million, 106.55 went to the Netherlands and 60.41 to Poland.

26.34 million kilos of Spanish tomatoes went to Russia, 108,000 kilos to the United Arab Emirates, 60,000 kilos were exported to Morocco and 30,000 kilos went to the U.S.