Hortoinfo carried out a study about tomato exports from Almeria and Morocco between 2012 and 2021, which analyzes the increase in Moroccan tomato exports and the gradual decrease in Almeria's tomato exports in the last decade.
In 2012, Almeria exported 503.43 million kilos of tomato, and Morocco exported 443.81 million kilos. In 2013, a year later, the province increased its export volumes to 558.9 million kilos, experiencing a notable rebound in shipments.
Almeria continued to export more than Morocco until 2016, when it marketed 538.11 million kilos and Morocco, which had already shown a significant increase in marketed volumes, exported 524.91 million kilos.
The balance changed in 2017 when Almeria exported 473.98 million kilos of tomatoes, and Morocco surpassed that amount, increasing its shipments to 527.72 million kilos. Since then, the difference has only increased until 2021, the last year analyzed, when Morocco exported 629.51 million kilos of tomatoes and Almeria exported 385.09 million kilos.
In total, from 2012 to 2021, Almeria's tomato exports experienced a 23.5% decrease while Moroccan tomato exports increased by 41.84%.