Tomato Exports from Middle East – Global Trade Data

12 September 2020
Global Trade Data

The value of tomato exports from Middle East countries totaled USD 445.4 million in 2019, a sharp decline as compared to the previous year. In 2018, the dollar amount of tomato exports from Middle East recorded USD 770.0 million. According to Export Genius global trade data, around 883K tonnes of tomatoes were exported by countries in the Middle East in 2019. Turkey stood as the largest export country of tomato in the region. Check and analyze Tomato export market in Middle East from export statistics.


Exports of Tomatoes from Middle East in 2019


In 2019, Middle East countries exported tomatoes worth USD 445 million. The world tomato exports valued USD 9 billion in the said year. Total 883K tonnes of tomatoes were exported by the Middle East countries in 2019. According to Middle East export data, in the last 5 years, year 2019 recorded a major decline in the value of tomato shipments. The highest value of tomato shipments (USD 952 million) recorded in 2015.


Tomato Exports by Middle East Country 2019 (Quantity-wise)


Turkey was the key exporting country of tomatoes in the Middle East, which reached 61% of total exports in 2019. As per Turkey export data, Turkey shipped 534,772 tons of tomatoes in the said year. It was followed by Egypt, Jordan, Syrian Arab Republic, Iran, Palestine, Lebanon, Yemen, Oman and Iraq. Check tomatoes quantity of these countries in the Middle East region recorded in 2019.

Country

Quantity (Tons)

Turkey

534,772

Egypt

161,671

Jordan

72,765

Syrian Arab Republic

61,272

Iran

42,187

Palestine

404

Lebanon

269

Yemen

211

Oman

176

Iraq

98

 

 

Tomato Exports by Middle East Country 2019 (Value-wise)


In value terms also, Turkey was the largest export country of tomatoes, which shipped tomatoes worth USD 303 million in 2019. As per Turkey export statistics of tomato, Turkey shared 63% of total value of tomato exports in the Middle East. Turkey was followed by Egypt, Iran, Jordan, Syrian Arab Republic, Israel, Lebanon, Palestine, Oman and Yemen. Below given chart and table shows dollar amount of top 10 export countries of tomatoes in Middle East.


Country

Value USD Thousand

Turkey

303,071

Egypt

48,960

Iran

37,287

Jordan

33,732

Syrian Arab Republic

20,533

Israel

1,071

Lebanon

277

Palestine

197

Oman

158

Yemen

111

 


Tomato Production in Middle East


Tomato production was estimated at 23M tonnes in 2019. The countries with the highest volumes of tomato production in 2019 were Turkey (12M tonnes), Iran (6.7M tonnes) and Jordan (864K tonnes), together accounted for 89% of total tomato production. These countries were followed by the Syrian Arab Republic and Israel, which together accounted for a further 4.3% in the Middle East region.


Tomato Consumption in Middle East


The Middle Eastern tomato market declined to USD 15.9 billion in 2019, which is down by -13.6% against the previous year. Tomato consumption in the Middle East totaled USD 19.8 billion in the said year. The countries with the highest volumes of tomato consumption were Turkey (12M tonnes), Iran (6.7M tonnes) and the Syrian Arab Republic (651K tonnes), together accounted for 86% of total consumption. These countries were followed by Jordan, Saudi Arabia and Israel, which together accounted for a further 6.6%.


Middle East is a transcontinental region that generally incudes some countries of the Western Asia. It is a crucial region when it comes to global economy. Like tomatoes, many other commodities petroleum oil, liquefied natural gas, pearls & precious stones and many other goods are exported by countries in the Middle East. Get global trade data with shipment details of any country and any product right here.

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