Top Tomato Producers in 2017


World production of tomatoes in 2017 was 182 million tonnes. It was the 16th most cultivated crop after sugar cane at 1842 million tonnes, maize at 1135 million tonnes, wheat at 772 million tonnes, potatoes at 388 million tonnes and soybeans at 353 million tonnes, followed by barley at 147 million tonnes, citrus fruit at 147 million tonnes, bananas at 114 million tonnes and apples at 83 million tonnes.

Consumption of tomatoes in 2013

Consumption of tomatoes across the world in 2013 was 144 million tonnes. It was the 15th most consumed food item after wheat at 458 million tonnes, starchy roots at 443 million tonnes, potatoes at 239 million tonnes and sugar & sweeteners at 173 million tonnes. Some items consumed less than tomatoes in 2013 include maize and products at 125 million tonnes, bananas at 86 million tonnes and onions at 77 million tonnes.

Imports and Exports in 2013

Import of tomatoes was 19 million tonnes in 2013, while 22 million tonnes of tomatoes was exported.