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Architecture of Trade 2016-2017: Sauces & Ketchup Trade

15/06/2018 - François-Xavier Branthôme - Architecture of Trade - Read in French
The sauces and ketchup trade in 2016/2017

In this category of worldwide trade, it is mainly the outlet markets that are polarized, including the three biggest ones:  the EU28, NAFTA and the Far East. These destinations absorbed 80% of the volumes traded last year (1.35 million mT of finished products). Unlike the canned tomato category or even, to a lesser extent, the paste category, the worldwide market for tomato sauces and ketchup involves a relatively high number of exporting countries, including several who only operate as second-stage processors. 
The volumes of sauce absorbed over the past marketing year have only been 1.4% (16 200 mT) higher than those recorded the previous year. There were few significant shifts in trade flow last year and they were minimal. Two regions (NAFTA and EU13) recorded decreases in trade volumes, while four others (Far East, Central America, North Africa and Southern Africa) recorded increases.

In the final count, the world's two main leaders (USA and Netherlands) lost a few market shares, but these drops remained minimal. However, the very slight overall increase for this category benefited several secondary operators like Spain, Portugal, Egypt, Mexico, etc. 

Source: IHS, Tomato News

You can find a more detailed version of this article in the TOMATO NEWS “2018 Processed Tomato Yearbook”. This 100-pages publication gives a comprehensive picture of the global tomato processing industry in 2018 with detailed production figures, a description of the industry in each of the main processing countries, a detailed analysis of trade statistics, the latest WPTC consumption study, prices of tomato paste, a summary of all articles published online in the last year and the complete industry directory. 

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