Tomatoes Imports by Country

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Global purchases of imported tomatoes cost an estimated US$9.24 billion in 2018.

Overall, the value of tomatoes imports declined by -1.2% for all importing countries since 2014 when tomatoes purchases were valued at $9.35 billion. Year over year, the total cost for imported tomatoes rose 0.7% from 2017 to 2018.

From a continental perspective, European countries bought the highest dollar worth of imported tomatoes during 2018 with purchases valued at $5.8 billion or 63.1% of the global total. In second place were North American importers at 30.4% while 5.9% of tomatoes imported worldwide were delivered to customers in Asia. Smaller percentages arrived in Latin America (0.3%) excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean, Africa (0.2%) and Oceania (0.05%) led by New Zealand.

The 4-digit Harmonized Tariff System code prefix for fresh or chilled tomatoes is 0702.

Imports of Tomatoes by Country

Top 15

Below are the 15 countries that spent the most on imported tomatoes during 2018.

  1. United States: US$2.5 billion (26.9% of total imported tomatoes)
  2. Germany: $1.5 billion (15.9%)
  3. France: $706.9 million (7.7%)
  4. United Kingdom: $699.9 million (7.6%)
  5. Russia: $629.8 million (6.8%)
  6. Netherlands: $322.3 million (3.5%)
  7. Canada: $322.1 million (3.5%)
  8. Poland: $238.8 million (2.6%)
  9. Sweden: $170.1 million (1.8%)
  10. Italy: $146 million (1.6%)
  11. Spain: $145.8 million (1.6%)
  12. Belarus: $116.6 million (1.3%)
  13. Czech Republic: $116.3 million (1.3%)
  14. Romania: $107.6 million (1.2%)
  15. Austria: $100.6 million (1.1%)

The listed 15 countries purchased 84.2% of all tomatoes imports in 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing markets for tomatoes since 2014 were: Romania (up 87%), Spain (up 54.8%), Netherlands (up 21.1%) and United States (up 21%).

Those countries that posted declines in their imported tomatoes purchases were led by: Russia (down -39.7%), Sweden (down -8.7%), Belarus (down -8.1%) and Czech Republic (down -3.6%).

For a comprehensive listing, please see the section Searchable List of Tomatoes Importer Countries below.

USA

Tomatoes Imported into the United States

America’s global purchases of imported tomatoes totaled US$2.5 billion in 2018. Below are the top 7 suppliers from which the U.S. imported the highest dollar value worth of tomatoes during 2018. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2014.

  1. Mexico: US$2.2 billion (up 23.9% from 2014)
  2. Canada: $296.1 million (up 2.7%)
  3. Dominican Republic: $16.5 million (up 166.1%)
  4. Guatemala: $16.1 million (down -1.6%)
  5. New Zealand: $516,000 (up 137.8%)
  6. Ecuador: $71,000 (up 34.0%)
  7. Netherlands: $4,000 (down -99.8%)

The listed countries shipped 100% of all America’s imported tomatoes in 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of tomatoes to United States since 2014 were: Dominican Republic (up 166.1%), New Zealand (up 137.8%), Ecuador (up 34%) and Mexico (up 23.9%).

Overall, the value of United States’ tomatoes imports rose by an average 21% from all supplying countries since 2014 when tomatoes purchases were valued at $2.1 billion.

Germany

Tomatoes Imported into Germany

Germany’s global purchases of imported tomatoes totaled US$1.466 billion in 2018. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which Germany imported the highest dollar value worth of tomatoes during 2018. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2014.

  1. Netherlands: US$837.9 million (up 2.4% from 2014)
  2. Spain: $371 million (up 10.5%)
  3. Belgium: $87.2 million (up 26.9%)
  4. Morocco: $71.4 million (down -27.5%)
  5. Italy: $46.9 million (down -44.9%)
  6. France: $21.4 million (down -52.7%)
  7. Poland: $13.4 million (up 409.3%)
  8. Turkey: $5.7 million (up 8.4%)
  9. Tunisia: $4.5 million (up 556.5%)
  10. Croatia: $1.5 million (up 3,897%)
  11. Senegal: $1.3 million (down -64.7%)
  12. Austria: $1.1 million (down -9.4%)
  13. Hungary: $689,000 (down -37%)
  14. Israel: $471,000 (down -86%)
  15. Macao: $352,000 (up 9%)

By value, the listed 15 countries shipped 99.9% of all Germany’s imported tomatoes in 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of tomatoes to Germany since 2014 were: Croatia (up 3,897%), Tunisia (up 556.5%), Poland (up 409.3%) and Belgium (up 26.9%).

Countries that experienced declines in the value of their tomatoes supplied to German importers included: Israel (down -86%), Senegal (down -64.7%), France (down -52.7%) and Italy (down -44.9%).

Overall, the value of Germany’s tomatoes imports fell by an average -0.4% from all supplying countries since 2014 when tomatoes purchases were valued at $1.473 billion.

France

Tomatoes Imported into France

France’s global purchases of imported tomatoes totaled US$706.9 million in 2018. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which France imported the highest dollar value worth of tomatoes during 2018. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2014.

  1. Morocco: US$435 million (up 24.8% from 2014)
  2. Spain: $166.1 million (down -1.7%)
  3. Belgium: $35.5 million (down -19.7%)
  4. Netherlands: $28.8 million (down -12.3%)
  5. Tunisia: $14.1 million (up 75.7%)
  6. Italy: $11.8 million (down -4.5%)
  7. Poland: $4.7 million (up 124.9%)
  8. Germany: $2.6 million (down -28.1%)
  9. France: $2.3 million (down -87%)
  10. Dominican Republic: $2.1 million (up 9.4%)
  11. Senegal: $1.6 million (down -61.2%)
  12. Portugal: $1 million (down -52.5%)
  13. Costa Rica: $183,000 (up 169.1%)
  14. Austria: $170,000 (no 2014 data)
  15. Egypt: $130,000 (up 62.5%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 99.9% of all France’s imported tomatoes in 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of tomatoes to France since 2014 were: Costa Rica (up 169.1%), Poland (up 124.9%), Tunisia (up 75.7%) and Egypt (up 62.5%).

Countries that experienced declines in the value of their tomatoes supplied to French importers included: France (down -87%), Senegal (down -61.2%), Portugal (down -52.5%) and Germany (down -28.1%).

Overall, the value of France’s tomatoes imports expanded by an average 9.1% from all supplying countries since 2014 when tomatoes purchases were valued at $647.7 million.

UK

Tomatoes Imported into the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom’s global purchases of imported tomatoes totaled US$699.9 million in 2018. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which the UK imported the highest dollar value worth of tomatoes during 2018. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2014.

  1. Netherlands: US$330.1 million (up 15.4% from 2014)
  2. Spain: $159 million (down -20%)
  3. Morocco: $82.8 million (up 17.1%)
  4. Germany: $44.5 million (up 25.8%)
  5. France: $28.4 million (down -1.6%)
  6. Belgium: $20.3 million (up 157.8%)
  7. Italy: $15.9 million (down -43.7%)
  8. Portugal: $11.6 million (up 33%)
  9. Poland: $3.1 million (down -71.8%)
  10. Senegal: $2.3 million (down -10.6%)
  11. Ireland: $1.2 million (down -50.8%)
  12. Turkey: $316,000 (down -70.2%)
  13. Egypt: $227,000 (up 6.6%)
  14. Romania: $54,000 (no 2014 data)
  15. Denmark: $49,000 (up 48.5%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 99.97% of all tomatoes imported into the UK in 2018.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of tomatoes to United Kingdom since 2014 were: Belgium (up 157.8%), Denmark (up 48.5%), Portugal (up 33%) and Germany (up 25.8%).

Countries that experienced declines in the value of their tomatoes supplied to UK importers included: Poland (down -71.8%), Turkey (down -70.2%), Ireland (down -50.8%) and Italy (down -43.7%).

Overall, the value of United Kingdom’s tomatoes imports improved by an average 2.6% from all supplying countries since 2014 when tomatoes purchases were valued at $682 million.



 

Searchable List of Tomatoes Importer Countries in 2018

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RankImporterTomatoes Imports (US$)%World Total
1.United States$2.5 billion26.9%
2.Germany$1.5 billion15.9%
3.France$706.9 million7.7%
4.United Kingdom$699.9 million7.6%
5.Russia$629.8 million6.8%
6.Netherlands$322.3 million3.5%
7.Canada$322.1 million3.5%
8.Poland$238.8 million2.6%
9.Sweden$170.1 million1.8%
10.Italy$146 million1.6%
11.Spain$145.8 million1.6%
12.Belarus$116.6 million1.3%
13.Czech Republic$116.3 million1.3%
14.Romania$107.6 million1.2%
15.Austria$100.6 million1.1%
16.Belgium$100.4 million1.1%
17.Saudi Arabia$97.5 million1.1%
18.Switzerland$85.8 million0.9%
19.United Arab Emirates$81.3 million0.9%
20.Denmark$74.2 million0.8%
21.Norway$63.9 million0.7%
22.Finland$63.3 million0.7%
23.Ireland$54.3 million0.6%
24.Bulgaria$53 million0.6%
25.Kuwait$48.1 million0.5%
26.Kazakhstan$45.1 million0.5%
27.Portugal$44 million0.5%
28.Lithuania$39.7 million0.4%
29.Ukraine$37.2 million0.4%
30.Slovakia$37.1 million0.4%
31.Japan$34 million0.4%
32.Singapore$32.8 million0.4%
33.Pakistan$30.3 million0.3%
34.Latvia$28.8 million0.3%
35.Greece$26.6 million0.3%
36.Hungary$24.9 million0.3%
37.Serbia$22.3 million0.2%
38.Iraq$21.9 million0.2%
39.Israel$21.3 million0.2%
40.Estonia$21.1 million0.2%
41.Hong Kong$19.9 million0.2%
42.Oman$19.7 million0.2%
43.Bahrain$18.6 million0.2%
44.Slovenia$16.8 million0.2%
45.Luxembourg$16.3 million0.2%
46.El Salvador$15.9 million0.2%
47.Qatar$15.9 million0.2%
48.Croatia$15.5 million0.2%
49.Vietnam$12.3 million0.1%
50.Moldova$11.7 million0.1%
51.Syria$10.4 million0.1%
52.Bosnia/Herzegovina$8.9 million0.1%
53.Afghanistan$8.6 million0.1%
54.Georgia$8.2 million0.1%
55.Botswana$3.8 million0.04%
56.Kyrgyzstan$3.7 million0.04%
57.North Macedonia$3.6 million0.04%
58.Montenegro$3.4 million0.04%
59.Iceland$3.3 million0.04%
60.Malta$2.9 million0.03%
61.Kenya$2.7 million0.03%
62.Malaysia$2.3 million0.03%
63.Lesotho$2.2 million0.02%
64.Argentina$1.9 million0.02%
65.Ghana$1.8 million0.02%
66.Albania$1.6 million0.02%
67.Namibia$1.6 million0.02%
68.Nepal$1.6 million0.02%
69.South Africa$1.4 million0.02%
70.Mozambique$1.4 million0.02%
71.Bermuda$1.4 million0.01%
72.Cyprus$1.2 million0.01%
73.Mexico$1.2 million0.01%
74.Senegal$1.2 million0.01%
75.New Zealand$1.1 million0.01%
76.Maldives$1.1 million0.01%
77.Armenia$1.1 million0.01%
78.Paraguay$999,0000.01%
79.Macao$930,0000.01%
80.New Caledonia$855,0000.01%
81.Bahamas$854,0000.01%
82.Turkey$845,0000.01%
83.Mongolia$841,0000.01%
84.Australia$835,0000.01%
85.Chile$789,0000.01%
86.Seychelles$777,0000.01%
87.Taiwan$702,0000.01%
88.Trinidad/Tobago$669,0000.01%
89.Fiji$668,0000.01%
90.Andorra$612,0000.01%
91.Cayman Islands$608,0000.01%
92.Brazil$558,0000.01%
93.Sudan$545,0000.01%
94.Eswatini$520,0000.01%
95.Gibraltar$518,0000.01%
96.Barbados$504,0000.01%
97.Faroe Islands$492,0000.01%
98.Cabo Verde$487,0000.01%
99.Myanmar (Burma)$474,0000.01%
100.Bolivia$473,0000.01%
101.Dominican Republic$473,0000.01%
102.Thailand$459,0000.005%
103.Ivory Coast$454,0000.005%
104.French Polynesia$421,0000.005%
105.Bangladesh$411,0000.004%
106.Libya$341,0000.004%
107.Turks/Caicos Islands$340,0000.004%
108.Laos$328,0000.004%
109.Brunei Darussalam$287,0000.003%
110.Curaçao$279,0000.003%
111.Uruguay$274,0000.003%
112.Greenland$267,0000.003%
113.Aruba$251,0000.003%
114.Angola$221,0000.002%
115.Tajikistan$201,0000.002%
116.Mali$198,0000.002%
117.Egypt$187,0000.002%
118.Zambia$183,0000.002%
119.Indonesia$182,0000.002%
120.Costa Rica$181,0000.002%
121.Lebanon$173,0000.002%
122.Azerbaijan$166,0000.002%
123.Uzbekistan$149,0000.002%
124.Samoa$95,0000.001%
125.Papua New Guinea$92,0000.001%
126.Nauru$87,0000.001%
127.Antigua/Barbuda$78,0000.001%
128.Rwanda$78,0000.001%
129.Cook Islands$68,0000.001%
130.Northern Mariana Is$65,0000.001%
131.Jordan$62,0000.001%
132.Malawi$59,0000.001%
133.Cuba$59,0000.001%
134.Benin$58,0000.001%
135.Uganda$55,0000.001%
136.Vanuatu$52,0000.001%
137.Democr. Rep. Congo$48,0000.001%
138.North Korea$43,0000.0005%
139.St Maarten (Dutch)$41,0000.0004%
140.Wallis/Futuna Is$39,0000.0004%
141.Nigeria$38,0000.0004%
142.Tonga$30,0000.0003%
143.Cambodia$26,0000.0003%
144.Chad$25,0000.0003%
145.Equatorial Guinea$25,0000.0003%
146.French S./Antarctic Terr$23,0000.0002%
147.Niger$22,0000.0002%
148.Saint Lucia$21,0000.0002%
149.Liberia$20,0000.0002%
150.Panama$19,0000.0002%
151.Marshall Islands$18,0000.0002%
152.Saint Kitts/Nevis$17,0000.0002%
153.Guyana$16,0000.0002%
154.Tunisia$15,0000.0002%
155.British Virgin Is$13,0000.0001%
156.Burkina Faso$11,0000.0001%
157.Algeria$10,0000.0001%
158.Comoros$10,0000.0001%
159.Morocco$10,0000.0001%
160.Bhutan$9,0000.0001%
161.Falkland Is (Malvinas)$8,0000.0001%
162.Haiti$8,0000.0001%
163.Jamaica$8,0000.0001%
164.Tanzania$7,0000.0001%
165.Somalia$7,0000.0001%
166.St. Pierre/Miquelon$7,0000.0001%
167.Mauritius$6,0000.0001%
168.Guinea$5,0000.0001%
169.Sri Lanka$5,0000.0001%
170.Palau$4,0000.00004%
171.Belize$3,0000.00003%
172.Saint Helena$3,0000.00003%
173.Kiribati$2,0000.00002%
174.Niue$2,0000.00002%
175.Mauritania$1,0000.00001%
176.Madagascar$1,0000.00001%
177.Djibouti$1,0000.00001%
178.Gabon$1,0000.00001%
179.Solomon Islands$1,0000.00001%
180.Cameroon$1,0000.00001%
181.St Vincent/Grenadines$1,0000.00001%
182.Sierra Leone$1,0000.00001%
183.US Minor Outlying Is$1,0000.00001%


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Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on May 8, 2019

The World Factbook, Field Listing: Imports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on May 8, 2019

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on May 8, 2019

Wikipedia, Tomato. Accessed on May 8, 2019