Tomatoes: Morocco reinforces its market share in EU

Moroccan tomatoes have made big gains in market share and sales in the European Union during the few past years, according to Hortoinfo magazine.

Morocco’s tomato exports increased to the EU during the last five years, while the Spanish and Dutch tomato sales in the EU have plummeted.

In the first semester 2021, Moroccan tomato exports soared by 15.8 %, while the Spanish and Dutch tomato sales in the EU have fallen respectively by 27.5% and 21%.

During the same period, the North African Kingdom sold 262,840 tons of tomatoes to the EU countries against 227,400 tons in 2017.

Between January 1 and June 30, 2021, Spain lost market share with tomato sales decreasing to 310,860 tons against 428,270 tons recorded during the same period of 2017.

The Netherlands was also losing market share in the first half of this year, posting 290,870 tons in tomatoes sales to the EU countries from 368,430 tons sold in the EU in 2017.

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