States Department of Agriculture
Trade and U.S. Export
U.S. exports of processed tomato products in marketing year (MY) 2000/01
(July-June) increased 5 percent to nearly 295,000 tons.
However, at just over $225 million, the export value remained
practically unchanged from last season.
Continued abundant world supplies of processed tomato products
put downward pressure on U.S. export prices, mainly for tomato paste and
The United States is the world’s largest producer of processing
tomatoes, accounting for almost half the global output.
The bulk of U.S. tomatoes for processing are for the production
of tomato paste.
The United States also plays a key role on world trade of
processed tomato products, shipping to more than a hundred countries
In MY 2000/01, U.S. shipments of tomato sauce, for example,
reached a record 112,000 tons, valued at $100 million, also a record.
U.S. shipments of tomato paste, canned tomatoes, and ketchup were
value at $70 million, $31 million, and $26 million in MY 2000/01,
Canada continues to be the top U.S. customer for processed tomato
products, accounting for over a half of U.S. global volume and value
Other important export markets include Mexico, Japan, South
Korea, and the United Kingdom.
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Last modified: Sunday, March 17, 2013