Tomatoes Exports by Country

Tomatoes exports by country

Exported tomatoes

Global sales from tomatoes exports by country in 2016 amounted to US$8.4 billion. Overall, the value of tomatoes exports were up by an average 3.7% for all exporting countries since 2012 when tomatoes shipments were valued at $8.1 billion.

Year over year, the dollar value for exported tomatoes appreciated by 5.8% from 2015 to 2016.

Among continents, European countries raked in the highest number of dollars for tomatoes exports during 2016 with shipments amounting to $3.9 billion or 46.5% of the global tomatoes total. North American exporters were responsible for 33.7% while Asian suppliers came in at 11.6%. A smaller percentage, 7.6% of overall exported tomatoes originated from Africa.

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

Tomatoes Exports by Country

Countries

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of tomatoes during 2016:

  1. Mexico: US$2.1 billion (25.1% of total tomatoes exports)
  2. Netherlands: $1.6 billion (19%)
  3. Spain: $1.1 billion (12.6%)
  4. Morocco: $509.2 million (6.1%)
  5. Canada: $373.1 million (4.4%)
  6. France: $355.1 million (4.2%)
  7. United States: $352 million (4.2%)
  8. Belgium: $287.9 million (3.4%)
  9. Jordan: $255.5 million (3%)
  10. Turkey: $239.9 million (2.9%)
  11. Italy: $191.4 million (2.3%)
  12. China: $170.3 million (2%)
  13. Azerbaijan: $92.1 million (1.1%)
  14. India: $76.1 million (0.9%)
  15. Belarus: $66.4 million (0.8%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 92.1% of all tomatoes exports in 2016 (by value).

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing tomatoes exporters since 2012 were: Azerbaijan (up 380.4%), China (up 119.3%), Belarus (up 55.5%) and India (up 41.9%).

Those countries that posted declines in their exported tomatoes sales were led by: Turkey (down -40.1%), Spain (down -10.7%), Italy (down -10.6%) and Netherlands (down -6.8%).

Advantages

The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for tomatoes during 2016. Investopedia defines net exports as the value of a country’s total exports minus the value of its total imports. Thus, the statistics below present the surplus between the value of each country’s tomatoes exports and its import purchases for that same commodity.

  1. Mexico: US$2.1 billion (net export surplus up 28% since 2012)
  2. Netherlands: $1.4 billion (down -2.1%)
  3. Spain: $948.9 million (down -15.3%)
  4. Morocco: $509.2 million (up 26.7%)
  5. Jordan: $255.5 million (up 2.1%)
  6. Turkey: $239.3 million (down -40.3%)
  7. China: $170.3 million (up 119.3%)
  8. Belgium: $146.2 million (up 10.2%)
  9. Azerbaijan: $86.8 million (up 425.7%)
  10. India: $76.1 million (up 41.9%)
  11. Italy: $72.6 million (up 33%)
  12. Egypt: $66 million (up 131.3%)
  13. Malaysia: $30.3 million (up 22.3%)
  14. Uzbekistan: $28 million (up 75%)
  15. Albania: $24.6 million (up 592.6%)

Mexico has the highest surplus in the international trade of tomatoes. In turn, this positive cashflow confirms Mexico’s strong competitive advantage for this specific product category.

Opportunities

The following countries posted the highest negative net exports for tomatoes during 2016. Investopedia defines net exports as the value of a country’s total exports minus the value of its total imports. Thus, the statistics below present the deficit between the value of each country’s tomatoes import purchases and its exports for that same commodity.

  1. United States: -US$2 billion (net export deficit up 22.3% since 2012)
  2. Germany: -$1.3 billion (down -5.1%)
  3. United Kingdom: -$600.2 million (down -6.8%)
  4. Russia: -$488.3 million (down -44.9%)
  5. France: -$279.9 million (up 40.6%)
  6. Sweden: -$159.8 million (down -2.9%)
  7. Belarus: -$150.5 million (down -14,458%)
  8. United Arab Emirates: -$122.1 million (up 29.8%)
  9. Czech Republic: -$96.9 million (down -5.5%)
  10. Poland: -$95.9 million (up 89.3%)
  11. Saudi Arabia: -$93.1 million (up 35.6%)
  12. Switzerland: -$80.3 million (up 4.8%)
  13. Romania: -$77.6 million (up 123.3%)
  14. Austria: -$69.8 million (down -1.9%)
  15. Norway: -$61.8 million (down -6.7%)

United States incurred the highest deficit in the international trade of tomatoes. In turn, this negative cashflow highlights America’s strong competitive disadvantage for this specific product category but also signals opportunities for tomatoes-supplying countries that help satisfy the powerful demand.

Companies

Tomato Exporting Companies

Below are large tomato exporting companies that are major players in international trade. Show within parenthesis is the country where the company is headquartered.

  • Morning Star (United States)
  • COFCO Group (China)
  • Xinjiang Chalkis Co. Ltd (China)
  • California Tomato Export Group (United States)
  • ConAgra Foods (United States)
  • Campbell Soup Company (United States)
  • Fuyuan Agriculture Products Limited (China)
  • Unilever (United Kingdom)
  • Heinz (United States)
  • Conserve Italia (Italy)
  • Kagome Co., Ltd. (Japan)
  • Empresas Carozzi (Chile)
  • Parmalat SpA (Italy)
  • Xinjiang Tianye Co., Ltd. (China)


 

Searchable List of Tomatoes Exporting Countries

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RankExporter2016 Tomatoes Exports% World Total
1.MexicoUS$2.1 billion25.1%
2.Netherlands$1.6 billion19%
3.Spain$1.1 billion12.6%
4.Morocco$509.2 million6.1%
5.Canada$373.1 million4.4%
6.France$355.1 million4.2%
7.United States$352 million4.2%
8.Belgium$287.9 million3.4%
9.Jordan$255.5 million3%
10.Turkey$239.9 million2.9%
11.Italy$191.4 million2.3%
12.China$170.3 million2%
13.Azerbaijan$92.1 million1.1%
14.India$76.1 million0.9%
15.Belarus$66.4 million0.8%
16.Egypt$66 million0.8%
17.Poland$65.8 million0.8%
18.Portugal$49 million0.6%
19.Malaysia$32.7 million0.4%
20.Germany$31.4 million0.4%
21.Uzbekistan$28 million0.3%
22.Albania$26.4 million0.3%
23.Ukraine$26.2 million0.3%
24.Tunisia$22.9 million0.3%
25.Armenia$22.7 million0.3%
26.Austria$17.7 million0.2%
27.Lithuania$16.7 million0.2%
28.Greece$15.4 million0.2%
29.Czech Republic$14.8 million0.2%
30.Dominican Republic$14.7 million0.2%
31.Guatemala$14.7 million0.2%
32.Macedonia$13.1 million0.2%
33.South Korea$10.7 million0.1%
34.Senegal$10.4 million0.1%
35.Iran$9.9 million0.1%
36.United Kingdom$8.8 million0.1%
37.South Africa$8.3 million0.1%
38.Slovakia$7.9 million0.1%
39.Slovenia$7.9 million0.1%
40.Syrian Arab Republic$7.3 million0.1%
41.New Zealand$7.1 million0.1%
42.Honduras$6.6 million0.1%
43.Croatia$6.5 million0.1%
44.Israel$6.4 million0.1%
45.Latvia$6.3 million0.1%
46.Saudi Arabia$6.3 million0.1%
47.Hungary$5.4 million0.1%
48.Serbia$5.3 million0.1%
49.Guinea$4.8 million0.1%
50.Oman$4.6 million0.1%
51.Liberia$4.4 million0.1%
52.Bulgaria$3.6 million0.04%
53.Sweden$3.5 million0.04%
54.Guinea-Bissau$2.7 million0.03%
55.Ethiopia$2.7 million0.03%
56.United Arab Emirates$2.7 million0.03%
57.Côte d'Ivoire$2.6 million0.03%
58.Ireland$2.5 million0.03%
59.Russia$2.3 million0.03%
60.Australia$2.3 million0.03%
61.Kazakhstan$2.3 million0.03%
62.Georgia$2.3 million0.03%
63.Brazil$2.2 million0.03%
64.Denmark$1.9 million0.02%
65.Moldova$1.6 million0.02%
66.Kuwait$1.5 million0.02%
67.Luxembourg$1.4 million0.02%
68.Argentina$1.3 million0.02%
69.Burkina Faso$1.3 million0.02%
70.Turkmenistan$1.2 million0.01%
71.Thailand$916,0000.01%
72.Macao$821,0000.01%
73.Nicaragua$787,0000.01%
74.Afghanistan$668,0000.01%
75.Indonesia$565,0000.01%
76.Bosnia/Herzegovina$492,0000.01%
77.Mali$471,0000.01%
78.Peru$437,0000.01%
79.Namibia$429,0000.01%
80.Yemen$409,0000.005%
81.Tanzania$361,0000.004%
82.Vietnam$329,0000.004%
83.Lebanon$323,0000.004%
84.Singapore$288,0000.003%
85.Romania$277,0000.003%
86.Estonia$264,0000.003%
87.Colombia$262,0000.003%
88.Uganda$201,0000.002%
89.Costa Rica$184,0000.002%
90.Palestine$163,0000.002%
91.Kyrgyzstan$161,0000.002%
92.Japan$160,0000.002%
93.Taiwan$134,0000.002%
94.Somalia$120,0000.001%
95.Brunei Darussalam$120,0000.001%
96.Switzerland$108,0000.001%
97.Hong Kong$72,0000.001%
98.Cameroon$40,0000.0005%
99.Burundi$34,0000.0004%
100.Madagascar$34,0000.0004%
101.Guyana$33,0000.0004%
102.Iceland$28,0000.0003%
103.Bangladesh$28,0000.0003%
104.Chile$28,0000.0003%
105.Finland$25,0000.0003%
106.Swaziland$20,0000.0002%
107.Norway$18,0000.0002%
108.Tajikistan$18,0000.0002%
109.Trinidad/Tobago$15,0000.0002%
110.Uruguay$15,0000.0002%
111.Nigeria$15,0000.0002%
112.Benin$12,0000.0001%
113.Botswana$10,0000.0001%
114.Niger$10,0000.0001%
115.Barbados$9,0000.0001%
116.Sri Lanka$8,0000.0001%
117.Mozambique$8,0000.0001%
118.Ghana$6,0000.0001%
119.El Salvador$4,0000.00005%
120.Kenya$4,0000.00005%
121.Qatar$4,0000.00005%
122.Zimbabwe$3,0000.00004%
123.Cyprus$3,0000.00004%
124.Iraq$3,0000.00004%
125.Cocos (Keeling) Is.$1,0000.00001%
126.Myanmar (Burma)$1,0000.00001%
127.Bermuda$1,0000.00001%
128.Algeria$1,0000.00001%
129.Antigua/Barbuda$1,0000.00001%
130.Suriname$1,0000.00001%
131.Pakistan$1,0000.00001%
132.Laos$1,0000.00001%

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Research Sources:
The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on May 18, 2017

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on May 18, 2017

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on May 18, 2017

World Processing Tomato Council, World Consumption of Tomato Products 2007. Accessed on November 4, 2015 (and supplemented by additional research primarily using Wikipedia’s current descriptions of companies named in the WPTC presentation)