Tomatoes Exports by Country

Tomatoes exports by country

Exported tomatoes

Global sales from tomatoes exports by country in 2017 totaled US$8.9 billion.

Overall. the value of tomatoes exports increased by an average 0.8% for all exporting countries since 2013 when tomatoes shipments were valued at $8.8 billion. Year over year, tomato exports appreciated by 3% from 2016 to 2017.

At the continent level, European countries accounted for the highest value for exported tomatoes during 2017 with shipments amounting to $4.4 billion or 49.1% of worldwide exports. North American exporters were responsible for 30.3% worth, while Asian suppliers came in at 12.2%.

Smaller percentages originated from Africa at 7.8%, Latin America excluding Mexico but including the Caribbean at 0.6%, then Oceania at 0.1%.

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

Tomatoes Exports by Country

Countries

Below are the 15 countries that exported the highest dollar value worth of tomatoes during 2017:

  1. Netherlands: US$2 billion (22.2% of total exported tomatoes)
  2. Mexico: $1.9 billion (21.9%)
  3. Spain: $1.1 billion (12.7%)
  4. Morocco: $578.2 million (6.5%)
  5. Canada: $416 million (4.7%)
  6. France: $374 million (4.2%)
  7. United States: $333.7 million (3.8%)
  8. Belgium: $304.4 million (3.4%)
  9. Turkey: $290.2 million (3.3%)
  10. Jordan: $223.1 million (2.5%)
  11. China: $217.5 million (2.4%)
  12. Italy: $156.8 million (1.8%)
  13. Azerbaijan: $155.3 million (1.7%)
  14. Poland: $65.6 million (0.7%)
  15. Portugal: $61 million (0.7%)

The listed 15 countries shipped 92.5% of all tomatoes exports in 2017 (by value).

Among the above countries, the fastest-growing tomatoes exporters since 2013 were: Azerbaijan (up 281.9%), China (up 157%), Portugal (up 73%), Morocco (up 34.5%) and Netherlands (up 16%).

Those countries that posted declines in their international tomatoes sales were led by: Poland (down -40.4%), Italy (down -35.5%), Jordan (down -29.5%), Turkey (down -25.8%) and Spain (down -13.8%).

Advantages

The following countries posted the highest positive net exports for fresh or chilled tomatoes during 2017. 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$1.9 billion (net export surplus up 7.9% since 2013)
  2. Netherlands: $1.6 billion (up 14.9%)
  3. Spain: $997.1 million (down -20.3%)
  4. Morocco: $578.2 million (up 34.5%)
  5. Turkey: $289.7 million (down -25.9%)
  6. Jordan: $223 million (down -29.5%)
  7. China: $217.5 million (up 157%)
  8. Belgium: $159.6 million (up 46.8%)
  9. Azerbaijan: $152.1 million (up 274.3%)
  10. Canada: $84.4 million (up 6.1%)
  11. Uzbekistan: $41 million (up 82.1%)
  12. Egypt: $31.7 million (down -47.7%)
  13. Tunisia: $31.1 million (up 49.7%)
  14. Malaysia: $30.8 million (up 7.7%)
  15. Afghanistan: $24.7 million (up 5,134%)

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 2017. 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$1.9 billion (net export deficit up 12.3% since 2013)
  2. Germany: -$1.4 billion (up 5.8%)
  3. United Kingdom: -$660.7 million (up 2.4%)
  4. Russia: -$554.4 million (down -49.8%)
  5. France: -$319.7 million (up 66.5%)
  6. Sweden: -$166.1 million (down -1.3%)
  7. Poland: -$136.2 million (up 74.9%)
  8. United Arab Emirates: -$114.5 million (up 18%)
  9. Czech Republic: -$107.8 million (up 1.5%)
  10. Romania: -$92.8 million (up 122.4%)
  11. Switzerland: -$88.7 million (up 8.9%)
  12. Austria: -$74.4 million (up 6.1%)
  13. Norway: -$65.1 million (down -7%)
  14. Denmark: -$63.1 million (down -3.4%)
  15. Saudi Arabia: -$62 million (up 9.9%)

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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RankExporter2017 Tomatoes Exports% World Total
1.NetherlandsUS$2 billion22.2%
2.Mexico$1.9 billion21.9%
3.Spain$1.1 billion12.7%
4.Morocco$578.2 million6.5%
5.Canada$416 million4.7%
6.France$374 million4.2%
7.United States$333.7 million3.8%
8.Belgium$304.4 million3.4%
9.Turkey$290.2 million3.3%
10.Jordan$223.1 million2.5%
11.China$217.5 million2.4%
12.Italy$156.8 million1.8%
13.Azerbaijan$155.3 million1.7%
14.Poland$65.6 million0.7%
15.Portugal$61 million0.7%
16.Belarus$56.1 million0.6%
17.Uzbekistan$41 million0.5%
18.Germany$38 million0.4%
19.Malaysia$32.4 million0.4%
20.Egypt$31.7 million0.4%
21.Tunisia$31.2 million0.4%
22.Austria$26.4 million0.3%
23.Afghanistan$25.4 million0.3%
24.Albania$25.3 million0.3%
25.Senegal$21.7 million0.2%
26.Guatemala$17.9 million0.2%
27.Macedonia$17.1 million0.2%
28.Iran$17 million0.2%
29.Dominican Republic$16.7 million0.2%
30.Lithuania$16.5 million0.2%
31.India$14.9 million0.2%
32.Greece$14.2 million0.2%
33.Ukraine$13.7 million0.2%
34.Czech Republic$13.6 million0.2%
35.Armenia$13.4 million0.2%
36.South Korea$11.3 million0.1%
37.United Kingdom$10.7 million0.1%
38.South Africa$9.7 million0.1%
39.Slovakia$9.6 million0.1%
40.Ethiopia$9 million0.1%
41.Honduras$8.9 million0.1%
42.New Zealand$8.6 million0.1%
43.Bulgaria$8.2 million0.1%
44.Croatia$7.9 million0.1%
45.Saudi Arabia$7.8 million0.1%
46.Latvia$7.8 million0.1%
47.Kazakhstan$6.7 million0.1%
48.Slovenia$5.5 million0.1%
49.Serbia$5.3 million0.1%
50.Israel$4.8 million0.1%
51.Russia$4.4 million0.05%
52.Georgia$4.3 million0.05%
53.Turkmenistan$4.1 million0.05%
54.Hungary$4.1 million0.05%
55.Uganda$4 million0.04%
56.Oman$2.9 million0.03%
57.Sweden$2.8 million0.03%
58.Ireland$2.4 million0.03%
59.Denmark$2.4 million0.03%
60.Australia$2.2 million0.02%
61.Brazil$2.1 million0.02%
62.Guinea$1.7 million0.02%
63.Syria$1.5 million0.02%
64.Argentina$1.4 million0.02%
65.Luxembourg$1.3 million0.01%
66.Macao$1.2 million0.01%
67.Kuwait$1.2 million0.01%
68.Kyrgyzstan$900,0000.01%
69.Thailand$815,0000.01%
70.Pakistan$777,0000.01%
71.Lebanon$713,0000.01%
72.Yemen$701,0000.01%
73.Finland$581,0000.01%
74.Namibia$519,0000.01%
75.Côte d'Ivoire$517,0000.01%
76.Tanzania$496,0000.01%
77.Moldova$438,0000.005%
78.Peru$435,0000.005%
79.Costa Rica$431,0000.005%
80.Romania$415,0000.005%
81.Nicaragua$396,0000.004%
82.Estonia$386,0000.004%
83.Chile$385,0000.004%
84.Bosnia/Herzegovina$353,0000.004%
85.Indonesia$349,0000.004%
86.United Arab Emirates$272,0000.003%
87.Colombia$247,0000.003%
88.Sri Lanka$201,0000.002%
89.Japan$191,0000.002%
90.Kenya$187,0000.002%
91.Singapore$166,0000.002%
92.Vietnam$155,0000.002%
93.Algeria$146,0000.002%
94.Hong Kong$131,0000.001%
95.Taiwan$128,0000.001%
96.Tajikistan$126,0000.001%
97.Sudan$110,0000.001%
98.Nepal$109,0000.001%
99.Bangladesh$103,0000.001%
100.Palestine$74,0000.001%
101.Switzerland$58,0000.001%
102.Burkina Faso$55,0000.001%
103.Swaziland$35,0000.0004%
104.Norway$34,0000.0004%
105.Bahamas$26,0000.0003%
106.Iceland$23,0000.0003%
107.Djibouti$22,0000.0002%
108.Madagascar$20,0000.0002%
109.Zambia$20,0000.0002%
110.Trinidad/Tobago$19,0000.0002%
111.Tokelau$15,0000.0002%
112.Haiti$11,0000.0001%
113.Ecuador$11,0000.0001%
114.Uruguay$11,0000.0001%
115.Qatar$9,0000.0001%
116.Cameroon$6,0000.0001%
117.Bhutan$3,0000.00003%
118.Antigua/Barbuda$3,0000.00003%
119.El Salvador$3,0000.00003%
120.Mozambique$3,0000.00003%
121.Montenegro$2,0000.00002%
122.New Caledonia$2,0000.00002%
123.Rwanda$2,0000.00002%
124.Barbados$2,0000.00002%
125.Andorra$1,0000.00001%
126.Burundi$1,0000.00001%
127.Cook Islands$1,0000.00001%
128.Guyana$1,0000.00001%
129.Suriname$1,0000.00001%
130.Niger$1,0000.00001%
131.Jamaica$1,0000.00001%

See also International Markets for Imported Tomatoes by Country, Pineapples Exports by Country, Asparagus Exports by Country and Top Sweet Pepper and Chili Pepper Exports

Research Sources:
The World Factbook, Field Listing: Exports – Commodities, Central Intelligence Agency. Accessed on May 22, 2018

Trade Map, International Trade Centre. Accessed on May 22, 2018

Investopedia, Net Exports Definition. Accessed on May 22, 2018

World Processing Tomato Council, World Consumption of Tomato Products 2007. Accessed on May 22, 2018 (and supplemented by additional research primarily using Wikipedia’s current descriptions of companies named in the WPTC presentation)