The harvest and consumption of apples, oranges, tomatoes, peaches, and nectarines in the EU in 2022/23 are all expected to be lower than in the 2021/22 season, according to short-term statistical forecasts and estimates. When it comes to tomatoes, the overall harvest for the 2022/23 season is anticipated to drop by 11.6%, while the average consumption is anticipated to drop by 7.1% in comparison to the previous season.
The main Mexican export region of Roma tomatoes, Sinaloa, is starting to send the first volumes of the harvest season (December 2022 to May 2023) to Nogales and McAllen markets in the US. The market is characterized by decreasing prices in W49, with constant demand. Some distributors are beginning to struggle to find good quality products due to the season transition. FOB McAllen prices for the 25lbs box sizes JB/JL quoted from USD 22-24 and L/M from USD 20-18. A stable price trend is forecasted for the upcoming week.
The volume of orders for the Christmas holidays is already apparent at Almeria's marketing centers. As of W50, the tomato does not exceed a price of USD 1.06/kg, with the pear-kind tomato having the highest value, ranging from USD 0.58- 0.96/kg. The vine tomato costs between USD 0.79-0.90/kg, while the long-life tomato costs around USD 0.74/kg, and the smooth tomato costs around USD 0.80/kg.
Iran exported 4.86MMT of agricultural and food products worth USD 2.97B during the first eight months of the current Iranian year, from March to November 2022. Pistachios led the Iranian fresh produce and nuts export list in value at USD 229.16M. This was followed by tomatoes, the second-most valuable export at USD 192.69M. Watermelon topped the list in terms of tonnage with 799,720MT, followed by tomato with 413,500MT, and then onion, shallot, and garlic with 268,760MT.
The Kumluca district of Antalya, which produces 15% of Turkey's tomatoes, was affected by the flood. The President of the Kumluca Chamber of Agriculture stated that 7-10K acres of greenhouses were flooded. Prices are anticipated to rise as a result of the flood, which severely damaged agricultural areas. On a total of 55K acres in Kumluca, cover crops of vegetables are grown, including 62.5M tomato saplings.
Due to a decline in the availability of imported vegetables, greenhouse tomatoes and cucumber prices have been gradually rising in Ukraine since the start of W50. Turkey, the primary exporter of greenhouse vegetables to the EU, has seen a slight decline in supplies of tomatoes and cucumbers, mainly due to low demand for the current season caused by the Russia-Ukraine war. A rapid increase in price is not expected in the segment of greenhouse vegetables in Ukraine.
In 2022, the Stavropol region produced more than 79K MT of greenhouse tomatoes, a 13% YoY increase. When it comes to manufacturing volume, the area has taken the top spot in Russia. The Predgorny, Kirov, and Izobilnensky districts of the Stavropol region include the majority of the production facilities in this region. Numerous types of tomatoes are grown in the region, including medium and plum tomatoes, cocktail tomatoes of different colors, cherry tomatoes, and so on.
One of the most common vegetables consumed worldwide is the tomato. The early ripening of tomatoes brought on by abrupt climate change is the cause of the overabundance of tomatoes. When they are expected to ripen for at least seven days, tomatoes do so in just two days. This season has been incredibly challenging for tomato producers in the state of Chhattisgarh, India. Huge losses are being caused by overproduction and decreased demand. Producers are not able to cover production costs even when labor and transportation charges are not included. Production unexpectedly rose by more than 35%, and fruit of the second and third quality also appeared.
Due to the high cost of energy, a lot of Slovak growers limit or stop their tomato production during the winter. The largest resulting losses are expected in early 2023. Three out of every five tomatoes sold in Slovakia in previous seasons came from domestic production. The significant rise in energy costs is anticipated to result in a 20–30% price increase for all vegetables, including tomatoes. Agriculture greenhouse heating costs were USD 63,743.40/ha in 2021, but this year, those costs are anticipated to jump by more than 500% to USD 424,956/ha. Farmers will begin planting tomatoes in the spring if energy prices don't drop and harvest the first crop in May.