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French tomatoes: production down and prices up

Excessive rainfall and its attendant diseases have resulted in a decrease in tomato production compared to previous years. Faced with this reduced supply and increased demand, prices are particularly high. A phenomenon that is also found in our neighbors, the Netherlands and Belgium, large producers and exporters of tomatoes. 

"Brittany, which is a large production area will probably record a drop of about 15 to 20% compared to last year, it will be less important in the south of France where producers expect a drop of 5%, "said the president of the Association of tomato and cucumber producers Laurent Berger. 

A situation that could benefit the tomato origin Morocco, whose imports continue to increase in Europe in recent years, leading Brussels has imposed quotas under a trade agreement on fruit and vegetables with Morocco. 

 

Source : rfi.fr


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