In 2021, the world imported 8,327.56 million kilos of tomatoes. Imports were led by the United States with 1,939.7 million kilos, i.e., 23.29% of the total, for a value of 2,461.23 million euros and an average price of 1.27 €/kg. The United States bought 1,754 million kilos of tomatoes from Mexico, 90.42% of its total purchases. It bought 166.89 million kilos from Canada and 10.93 million kilos from the Dominican Republic.
Germany ranked second with 725.8 million kilos, i.e., 8.72% of the world's total tomato imports, for 1,428.55 million euros at an average price of 1.97 €/kg. The country purchased 50.63% of its tomato imports from the Netherlands (367.52 million kilos), 22.56% from Spain (163.74 million kilos), 8.97% from Belgium (65.08 million kilos), and 7.06% from Morocco (51.28 million kilos).
France ranked third with a total of 513.76 million kilos of tomato, concentrating 6.17% of world imports, for a value of 690.8 million euros and an average price of 1.34 €/kg. The country bought 357.12 million kilos from Morocco, 87.05 million kilos from Spain, and 26.47 million kilos from Belgium.
The three largest buyers, i.e., the US, Germany, and France, accounted for 38.18% of the world's total tomato imports.
The fourth largest buyer was Russia with 427 million kilos (5.13%), followed by Pakistan with 404.31 million kilos (4.86%), Iraq with 350.42 million kilos (4.21%), the United Kingdom with 334.78 million kilos (4.02%), the Netherlands with 243.49 million kilos (2.92%), Canada with 200.58 million kilos (2.41%) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) with 190.21 million kilos, 2.28% of the total.
In 2021, Spain ranked twelfth with 178.16 million kilos worth 156.34 million euros and an average price of 0.88 €/kg.
Spain purchased 98.4 million kilos from Morocco, 37.55 million from Portugal, 28.24 from the Netherlands, 10.92 from Belgium, and 6.75 million kilos of tomatoes from France.