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More than 45% of Spanish tomato imports come from Morocco

In 2021, Spain imported a total of 178.16 million kilos of tomatoes with an increase of 7.59% compared to the previous year. Among Spain’s supplier countries, Morocco sold its Iberian neighbor 80.79 million kilos, or 45.34% of the total, for a total value of 832 million dirhams.

The country that sold the most tomatoes to Spain was Morocco, 45.34% of the total, with 80.79 million kilos, a value of 832 million dirhams and an average price of 10.3 dirhams per kilo, more than in Morocco where the price is 5 dirhams at the level of the markets, different from that of the hypermarkets where the price is around 6 dirhams.

Portugal follows Morocco with 57.18 million kilos imported by Spain for a total value of 317.5 million dirhams and an average price of 5.5 dirhams per kilo. The Netherlands was the third supplier of tomatoes to Spain with 20.51 million kilos for a total value of 238.8 million dirhams and an average price of 1.16 dirhams per kilo. It is followed by Belgium with 10.35 million kilos for 92.3 million dirhams (8.9 dirhams/kg), and France with 7.16 million kilos for 57 million dirhams.

By province, Madrid ranks first with 40.2 million kilos for 186.5 million dirhams, followed by Barcelona with 26.85 million kilos for 244.5 million dirhams. It is followed by Almeria with 20.74 million kilos for 202.7 million dirhams, Murcia with 15.08 million and Granada with 14.01 million kilos for 14.3 million dirhams.

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