Between 2019 and 2021, Spain lost 43.07% of its tomato sales in the United Kingdom. The Netherlands sold 22.03%, while Morocco could sell 63.44% more tomatoes on the UK market, according to the Spanish news service Hortoinfo based on data from Comtrade, the Statistics Department of the United Nations.
British importers bought a total of 120.21 million kilos of tomatoes in Spain in 2019. In 2021, imports fell to 68.43 million kilograms. British imports of Dutch tomatoes fell from 163.24 million kilos in 2019 to 127.27 million kilos last year.
While the United Kingdom only brought 67.82 million kilos of tomatoes from Morocco in 2019, this had increased to 110.85 million kilos in 2021. With that, it supplanted Spain as the second largest supplier of tomatoes in the UK market.
The Netherlands, Morocco and Spain account for 91.61% of the tomato supply in the UK market.