World Processing Tomato Concil

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The World Processing Tomato Council (WPTC) is an international non-profit organization representing the tomato processing industry. Currently, its members represent more than 95% of the volume of tomatoes processed worldwide.
The organization was created in May 1998 during the 3rd World Processing Tomato Congress held in Pamplona (Spain).
The World Processing Tomato Council is constituted by professional growers and/or processors organizations representative of their production area. It is headquartered in Avignon (France) and currently chaired by Dimitris Nomikos (Greece). Mike Montna (California) and Jason Fritsch (Australia) are the two Vice-Presidents. Sophie Colvine is the General Secretary.
Professional organizations from the following countries were the founding members of the Council: AMITOM countries (France, Greece, Israel, Italy, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey), Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, California. These countries have since been joined by Egypt, Japan, China, South Africa and Peru, and by AMITOM's associate members in Algeria, Iran, Hungary, Malta, Russia, Syria and Ukraine.

WPTC organises the World Processing Tomato Congresses and ISHS Symposiums on the Processing Tomato every two years. The last ones were held in Greece in June 2018 and the next will take place in San Juan, Argentina in March 2020 ( 
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WPTC crop update as of 3 August 2018

On Friday 3 August, WPTC released a new update on the ongoing 2018 tomato processing season following its fortnightly survey of members. AMITOM...
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Back from the World Congress...

Tomato products are « Super Foods »! The 13th World Processing Tomato Congress that ended on 15 June in Athens clearly took note of...
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WPTC: Dimitris Nomikos elected President

The World Processing Tomato Council (WPTC) has a new President. At the end of his two-year mandate as President, Roger Scriven has handed over the...
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2018 Season: Processing forecast down again to less than 36 million mT

The latest World Processing Tomato Congress, which was held in Greece and ended on June 15th, was an opportunity to revise down the production...
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2017: A reasoned output for the worldwide industry

The final production figures released by WPTC in February 2018 estimate that a total 37.8 million metric tonnes (mT) of tomatoes were processed...
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13th World Processing Tomato Congress: Program and Speakers

13th World Processing Tomato Congress & 15th ISHS Symposium: Program and Speakers The biannual Congress of the World Processing Tomato...
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WPTC Crop update as of 30 March 2018

2018 global processing forecast amount to 37.04 million mT This year, the processing intentions and the first season forecasts will have...
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Argentina to host the World Processing Tomato Congress in 2020

The decision was taken at the end of February, during the General Assembly held at the Food Processing Expo organized by the CLFP in Sacramento...
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WPTC 2018 global estimate currently stands at 37.1 million metric tonnes

The global WPTC preliminary estimate for 2018 currently stands at 37.1 million metric tonnes, 2% under the 37.8 million tonnes 2017 final...
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The new season is underway in the Southern Hemisphere

Argentina With 6,100 hectares, the planted area in Argentina is finally very similar to last year when 488,000 tonnes were processed. There was a...
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WPTC Crop update as of 12 October 2017, revised

Good weather in September in many countries, including notably Italy and Spain, allowed to make up for the quantities impacted by the heatwaves at...
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Call for papers for the 15th ISHS Symposium on the Processing Tomato

  Submit your abstract for the world’s premier processing tomato symposium before 31 October 2017    The...
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WPTC crop update as of 29 September 2017

The processing season is nearing its end in most Northern hemisphere countries and it looks like the total production could be only just over 37...
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WPTC crop update as of 15 September 2017

The latest forecast released by the WPTC on 15 September maintains the global production at 37.6 million metric tonnes for the 2017 season....
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13th World Congress, 15th International Symposium: the new website is up!

The big event starts in less than ten months! In the words of the organizers of the next World Processing Tomato Congress, which welcome...
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WPTC reports a major reduction in the 2017 forecast

With a major reduction in the forecast in California and smaller drops in other regions, the 2017 season has taken a new turn in recent days,...
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WPTC crop report as of 18 August 2017

According to the latest information gathered by AMITOM (16 August) and by WPTC (18 August), the campaign is slightly disrupted by the effects of...
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2017 production should be in line with estimated global consumption

As the 2017 processing season is now fully underway, with a forecast remaining at 38.1 million tonnes of tomatoes to be processed, we invite you to...
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WPTC crop update as of 4 August 2017

The harvest is now underway in most of the tomato processing areas, with the exception of Canada and the US Midwest states. No major issues have...
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WPTC: Crop Update as of 21 July 2017

Very marked weather contrasts across the Mediterranean Basin In several countries of the Mediterranean basin, the harvest began...
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