The global tomato market revenue amounted to $190.4B in 2018, rising by 6.5% against the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers (excluding logistics costs, retail marketing costs, and retailers' margins, which will be included in the final consumer price). The market value increased at an average annual rate of +3.1% from 2007 to 2018; the trend pattern indicated some noticeable fluctuations being recorded in certain years. The pace of growth was the most pronounced in 2011, when the market value increased by 9.6% y-o-y. Over the period under review, the global tomato market reached its peak figure level at $196.1B in 2014; however, from 2015 to 2018, consumption remained at a lower figure.
In 2018, the amount of tomatoes produced worldwide stood at 188M tonnes, rising by 3.5% against the previous year. The total output volume increased at an average annual rate of +2.9% from 2007 to 2018; the trend pattern remained consistent, with somewhat noticeable fluctuations being observed in certain years. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2009, with an increase of 9.8% against the previous year. Global tomato production peaked in 2018, and is likely to see steady growth in the immediate term. The general positive trend in terms of tomato output was largely conditioned by moderate growth of the harvested area and a mild increase in yield figures.
Export Prices by Country
The average tomato export price stood at $1,326 per tonne in 2018, jumping by 4.7% against the previous year. Over the last eleven year period, it increased at an average annual rate of +1.3%. The growth pace was the most rapid in 2010, when the average export price increased by 18% y-o-y. Over the period under review, the average export prices for tomatoes attained their maximum in 2018, and is expected to retain its growth in the immediate term.
Import Prices by Country
The average tomato import price stood at $1,331 per tonne in 2018, shrinking by -3.8% against the previous year. In general, the tomato import price, however, continues to indicate a relatively flat trend pattern. Import prices varied noticeably by the country of destination; the country with the highest import price was Germany ($2,017 per tonne), while Pakistan ($520 per tonne) was amongst the lowest.
From 2007 to 2018, the most notable rate of growth in terms of import prices was attained by Spain, while the other global leaders experienced more modest paces of growth.