International Markets for Imported Tomatoes by Country

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Global purchases of imported tomatoes totaled US$8.9 billion in 2017.

Overall, the value of tomatoes imports declined by -2.8% for all importing countries since 2013 when tomatoes purchases were valued at $9.2 billion. Year over year, the total for imported tomatoes rose 3.4% from 2016 to 2017.

From a continental perspective, European countries accounted for the highest dollar worth of imported tomatoes during 2017 with purchases valued at $5.7 billion or 63.9% of the global total. In second place were North American importers at 29.3% while 6.1% of tomatoes imported worldwide were delivered to customers in Asia.

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 imported the highest dollar value worth of tomatoes during 2017.

  1. United States: US$2.3 billion (25.5% of total imported tomatoes)
  2. Germany: $1.5 billion (16.5%)
  3. France: $693.7 million (7.8%)
  4. United Kingdom: $671.4 million (7.5%)
  5. Russia: $558.7 million (6.3%)
  6. Netherlands: $359.8 million (4%)
  7. Canada: $331.6 million (3.7%)
  8. Poland: $201.8 million (2.3%)
  9. Sweden: $168.9 million (1.9%)
  10. Italy: $156.1 million (1.8%)
  11. Belgium: $144.9 million (1.6%)
  12. Spain: $134.2 million (1.5%)
  13. Czech Republic: $121.4 million (1.4%)
  14. United Arab Emirates: $114.8 million (1.3%)
  15. Austria: $100.8 million (1.1%)

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing markets for tomatoes since 2013 were: Spain (up 120%), Netherlands (up 21.6%), France (up 15.8%) and United Arab Emirates (up 14.3%).

Three top importers posted declines in their international purchases of tomatoes, namely Russia (down -49.4%), Belgium (down -23.4%) and Sweden (down -1.7%).

The listed 15 countries purchased 84.2% of all tomatoes imports in 2017.

USA

Tomatoes Imported into the United States

America’s global purchases of imported tomatoes totaled US$2.3 billion in 2017. Below are the top 7 suppliers from which the U.S. imported the highest dollar value worth of tomatoes during 2017. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2013.

  1. Mexico: US$1.9 billion (up 12.5% from 2013)
  2. Canada: $318.5 million (down -1.9%)
  3. Dominican Republic: $14.2 million (up 221.7%)
  4. Guatemala: $10.2 million (down -44.8%)
  5. New Zealand: $529,000 (down -69.8%)
  6. Spain: $75,000 (no 2013 data)
  7. Ecuador: $65,000 (no 2013 data)

The listed countries shipped 100% of all America’s imported tomatoes in 2017.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of tomatoes to United States since 2013 were Dominican Republic (up 221.7%) and Mexico (up 12.5%).

Two countries experienced declines in the value of their tomatoes supplied to American importers, namely New Zealand (down -69.8%) and Guatemala (down -44.8%).

Overall, the value of America’s imported tomatoes increased by an average 10% from all supplying countries since 2013 when tomatoes purchases were valued at $2.1 billion.

Germany

Tomatoes Imported into Germany

Germany’s global purchases of imported tomatoes totaled US$1.5 billion in 2017. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which Germany imported the highest dollar value worth of tomatoes during 2017. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2013.

  1. Netherlands: US$861.6 million (up 17.2% from 2013)
  2. Spain: $350.7 million (up 2.1%)
  3. Belgium: $83.6 million (up 30.1%)
  4. Morocco: $73.1 million (down -14.1%)
  5. Italy: $44.9 million (down -49.8%)
  6. France: $20.1 million (down -65.5%)
  7. Turkey: $9.7 million (up 108.6%)
  8. Tunisia: $9 million (up 813.3%)
  9. Poland: $7.7 million (up 262.1%)
  10. Israel: $1.5 million (down -67.2%)
  11. Senegal: $1.3 million (down -55.1%)
  12. Macao: $1.2 million (up 146.6%)
  13. Austria: $909,000 (down -66.6%)
  14. Croatia: $434,000 (up 14,367%)
  15. Greece: $198,000 (down -40.4%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 99.9% of all Germany’s imported tomatoes in 2017.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of tomatoes to Germany since 2013 were: Croatia (up 14,367%), Tunisia (up 813.3%), Poland (up 262.1%) and Macao (up 146.6%).

Countries that experienced declines in the value of their tomatoes supplied to German importers included: Israel (down -67.2%), Austria (down -66.6%), France (down -65.5%) and Senegal (down -55.1%).

Overall, the value of Germany’s imported tomatoes appreciated by an average 5% from all supplying countries since 2013 when tomatoes purchases were valued at $1.4 billion.

France

Tomatoes Imported into France

France’s global purchases of imported tomatoes totaled US$693.7 million in 2017. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which France imported the highest dollar value worth of tomatoes during 2017. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2013.

  1. Morocco: US$412.4 million (up 38.7% from 2013)
  2. Spain: $153.8 million (down -12.5%)
  3. Belgium: $36.6 million (down -7%)
  4. Netherlands: $26.4 million (down -31%)
  5. France: $25.7 million (up 90.6%)
  6. Tunisia: $11.4 million (up 27.7%)
  7. Italy: $11.2 million (down -5.2%)
  8. Poland: $5.3 million (up 492.4%)
  9. Germany: $3.6 million (down -1.7%)
  10. Senegal: $2.6 million (down -32.2%)
  11. Dominican Republic: $2.1 million (down -4.4%)
  12. Portugal: $1.3 million (down -25%)
  13. Costa Rica: $474,000 (up 150.8%)
  14. Turkey: $251,000 (up 122.1%)
  15. Albania: $152,000 (up 2,433%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 99.9% of all France’s imported tomatoes in 2017.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of tomatoes to France since 2013 were: Albania (up 2,433%), Poland (up 492.4%), Costa Rica (up 150.8%) and Turkey (up 122.1%).

Countries that experienced declines in the value of their tomatoes supplied to French importers included: Senegal (down -32.2%), Netherlands (down -31%), Portugal (down -25%) and Spain (down -12.5%).

Overall, the value of France’s imported tomatoes rose by an average 15.8% from all supplying countries since 2013 when tomatoes purchases were valued at $599.2 million.

UK

Tomatoes Imported into the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom’s global purchases of imported tomatoes totaled US$671.4 million in 2017. Below are the top 15 suppliers from which the U.K. imported the highest dollar value worth of tomatoes during 2017. Within parenthesis is the percentage change in value for each supplying country since 2013.

  1. Netherlands: US$301.6 million (up 15.7% from 2013)
  2. Spain: $177.3 million (down -17.8%)
  3. Morocco: $71.7 million (up 18.5%)
  4. Germany: $42.5 million (up 46.3%)
  5. France: $22.4 million (down -17.4%)
  6. Belgium: $15.4 million (up 75.9%)
  7. Italy: $15 million (down -42.3%)
  8. Poland: $12.7 million (up 59.9%)
  9. Portugal: $8.5 million (down -14.2%)
  10. Senegal: $1.5 million (down -50.1%)
  11. Ireland: $1.3 million (down -57.9%)
  12. Turkey: $769,000 (down -44.3%)
  13. Indonesia: $461,000 (no 2013 data)
  14. Egypt: $217,000 (down -20.2%)
  15. Malta: $30,000 (no 2013 data)

The listed 15 countries shipped 99.98% of all tomatoes imported into the U.K. in 2017.

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing suppliers of tomatoes to United Kingdom since 2013 were: Belgium (up 75.9%), Poland (up 59.9%), Germany (up 46.3%) and Morocco (up 18.5%).

Countries that experienced declines in the value of their tomatoes supplied to UK importers included: Ireland (down -57.9%), Senegal (down -50.1%), Turkey (down -44.3%) and Italy (down -42.3%).

Overall, the value of tomatoes imported into the U.K. increased by an average 2.6% from all supplying countries since 2013 when tomatoes purchases were valued at $654.1 million.



 

Searchable List of Tomatoes Importer Countries

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RankImporter2017 Tomatoes Imports% World Total
1.United StatesUS$2.3 billion25.5%
2.Germany$1.5 billion16.5%
3.France$693.7 million7.8%
4.United Kingdom$671.4 million7.5%
5.Russia$558.7 million6.3%
6.Netherlands$359.8 million4%
7.Canada$331.6 million3.7%
8.Poland$201.8 million2.3%
9.Sweden$168.9 million1.9%
10.Italy$156.1 million1.8%
11.Belgium$144.9 million1.6%
12.Spain$134.2 million1.5%
13.Czech Republic$121.4 million1.4%
14.United Arab Emirates$114.8 million1.3%
15.Austria$100.8 million1.1%
16.Belarus$96.7 million1.1%
17.Romania$93.2 million1%
18.Switzerland$88.8 million1%
19.Saudi Arabia$69.8 million0.8%
20.Denmark$65.4 million0.7%
21.Norway$65.1 million0.7%
22.Finland$59.6 million0.7%
23.Ireland$56.5 million0.6%
24.Kazakhstan$55.9 million0.6%
25.Lithuania$52 million0.6%
26.Portugal$41.2 million0.5%
27.Slovakia$41.1 million0.5%
28.Bulgaria$40.3 million0.5%
29.Kuwait$36.7 million0.4%
30.Singapore$31.8 million0.4%
31.Iraq$30.2 million0.3%
32.Pakistan$29.4 million0.3%
33.Qatar$28.2 million0.3%
34.Latvia$27.6 million0.3%
35.Japan$26.7 million0.3%
36.Hungary$23.7 million0.3%
37.Ukraine$23.1 million0.3%
38.Vietnam$21.8 million0.2%
39.Bahrain$20.8 million0.2%
40.Estonia$20 million0.2%
41.Slovenia$18.7 million0.2%
42.Serbia$17.9 million0.2%
43.Israel$17.3 million0.2%
44.Luxembourg$14.6 million0.2%
45.Greece$14.5 million0.2%
46.Croatia$14.4 million0.2%
47.El Salvador$14 million0.2%
48.Hong Kong$12.2 million0.1%
49.Oman$11.2 million0.1%
50.Syria$9.5 million0.1%
51.Moldova$8.1 million0.1%
52.Bosnia/Herzegovina$7.7 million0.1%
53.Georgia$7.7 million0.1%
54.Somalia$7.4 million0.1%
55.Kyrgyzstan$6.8 million0.1%
56.Montenegro$5 million0.1%
57.Kenya$4.7 million0.1%
58.Mexico$3.7 million0.04%
59.Iceland$3.5 million0.04%
60.Malta$3.2 million0.04%
61.Botswana$3.2 million0.04%
62.Azerbaijan$3.1 million0.04%
63.Macedonia$2.9 million0.03%
64.Paraguay$2.5 million0.03%
65.Argentina$2.4 million0.03%
66.Bahamas$2.3 million0.03%
67.Australia$2.2 million0.02%
68.Lesotho$2.1 million0.02%
69.Djibouti$1.7 million0.02%
70.Nepal$1.7 million0.02%
71.Malaysia$1.6 million0.02%
72.Albania$1.5 million0.02%
73.Namibia$1.4 million0.02%
74.New Caledonia$1.1 million0.01%
75.Senegal$983,0000.01%
76.Mozambique$955,0000.01%
77.Taiwan$947,0000.01%
78.Maldives$933,0000.01%
79.Mongolia$899,0000.01%
80.Macao$851,0000.01%
81.Trinidad/Tobago$841,0000.01%
82.Cyprus$807,0000.01%
83.Afghanistan$786,0000.01%
84.Bangladesh$748,0000.01%
85.French Polynesia$701,0000.01%
86.Andorra$692,0000.01%
87.Barbados$642,0000.01%
88.Gibraltar$568,0000.01%
89.South Africa$554,0000.01%
90.Lebanon$534,0000.01%
91.Antigua/Barbuda$519,0000.01%
92.Swaziland$481,0000.01%
93.Faroe Islands$477,0000.01%
94.New Zealand$472,0000.01%
95.Seychelles$468,0000.01%
96.Haiti$463,0000.01%
97.Chile$455,0000.01%
98.Thailand$450,0000.01%
99.Turkey$450,0000.01%
100.Myanmar (Burma)$384,0000.004%
101.Cabo Verde$373,0000.004%
102.Cayman Islands$356,0000.004%
103.Libya$350,0000.004%
104.Fiji$313,0000.004%
105.Turks/Caicos Islands$307,0000.003%
106.Nicaragua$303,0000.003%
107.Laos$302,0000.003%
108.Angola$290,0000.003%
109.Greenland$279,0000.003%
110.Brunei Darussalam$265,0000.003%
111.Sudan$247,0000.003%
112.Honduras$225,0000.003%
113.Papua New Guinea$189,0000.002%
114.Panama$173,0000.002%
115.Curaçao$147,0000.002%
116.Indonesia$145,0000.002%
117.Samoa$144,0000.002%
118.Tunisia$143,0000.002%
119.Uganda$142,0000.002%
120.Nauru$134,0000.002%
121.Ghana$134,0000.002%
122.Mali$120,0000.001%
123.Sri Lanka$114,0000.001%
124.Aruba$113,0000.001%
125.Jordan$108,0000.001%
126.Costa Rica$103,0000.001%
127.Malawi$89,0000.001%
128.Cook Islands$81,0000.001%
129.Dominican Rep$79,0000.001%
130.Bermuda$78,0000.001%
131.Zambia$77,0000.001%
132.Cuba$74,0000.001%
133.Democ. Rep. Congo$68,0000.001%
134.Nigeria$67,0000.001%
135.Vanuatu$66,0000.001%
136.Brazil$66,0000.001%
137.Egypt$62,0000.001%
138.North Korea$59,0000.001%
139.Niger$54,0000.001%
140.Northern Mariana Is$54,0000.001%
141.Mauritius$48,0000.001%
142.Saint Lucia$38,0000.0004%
143.Yemen$36,0000.0004%
144.Wallis/Futuna Is$36,0000.0004%
145.Mauritania$32,0000.0004%
146.Côte d'Ivoire$31,0000.0003%
147.Saint Kitts/Nevis$31,0000.0003%
148.Uruguay$26,0000.0003%
149.Iran$21,0000.0002%
150.Chad$18,0000.0002%
151.Burkina Faso$18,0000.0002%
152.Comoros$15,0000.0002%
153.Equatorial Guinea$14,0000.0002%
154.Cambodia$14,0000.0002%
155.US Minor Outlying Is$13,0000.0001%
156.British Virgin Islands$12,0000.0001%
157.Falkland Is (Malvinas)$11,0000.0001%
158.Guinea$11,0000.0001%
159.Tonga$10,0000.0001%
160.Turkmenistan$9,0000.0001%
161.Rwanda$9,0000.0001%
162.Zimbabwe$9,0000.0001%
163.Jamaica$7,0000.0001%
164.Liberia$7,0000.0001%
165.Saint Helena$6,0000.0001%
166.Tajikistan$5,0000.0001%
167.Guatemala$5,0000.0001%
168.Christmas Island$5,0000.0001%
169.Solomon Islands$5,0000.0001%
170.French S./Antarctic Terr$4,0000.00004%
171.St Maarten (Dutch)$4,0000.00004%
172.India$4,0000.00004%
173.St. Pierre/Miquelon$4,0000.00004%
174.Suriname$3,0000.00003%
175.Montserrat$3,0000.00003%
176.Benin$3,0000.00003%
177.Belize$3,0000.00003%
178.Congo$2,0000.00002%
179.Niue$2,0000.00002%
180.Grenada$2,0000.00002%
181.Venezuela$2,0000.00002%
182.St Vincent/Grenadines$2,0000.00002%
183.Timor-Leste$2,0000.00002%
184.Marshall Islands$2,0000.00002%
185.Palau$1,0000.00001%
186.Philippines$1,0000.00001%
187.Guinea-Bissau$1,0000.00001%
188.South Sudan$1,0000.00001%
189.Morocco$1,0000.00001%
190.Ethiopia$1,0000.00001%
191.Cameroon$1,0000.00001%
192.Bhutan$1,0000.00001%
193.Armenia$1,0000.00001%


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Research Sources:
The World Factbook, Field Listing: Imports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on July 11, 2018

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on July 11, 2018

Investopedia, Net Importer Definition. Accessed on July 11, 2018