A lot of imported tomatoes arrive to Hungary

By: Trademagazin Date: 2024. 04. 17. 11:46

About 20,000 tons of tomatoes arrive in Hungary from abroad every year, especially in the period between October and March. Based on the information from FruitVeB, the Agricultural Sector highlighted that our country mainly imports from Spain in winter, however, the amount of tomatoes coming from Turkey and Bulgaria has also increased recently.

In addition, since 2018, Hungary has been exporting more and more tomatoes, especially to Romania. At the same time, Hungarian producers are not in an easy situation, as the shortage of labor and the continuous rise in wages are a serious challenge in the sector.

At the AgroFood 2024 conference, the situation of the domestic food industry will be discussed in detail. By 2023, the cultivated area of cultivated tomatoes has increased to around 350 hectares, and a modernization process has begun with the construction of newly built greenhouses and thermal wells. With the gradual expansion of the area, further growth is expected in the near future. The majority of fresh-market tomatoes are grown at home, while industrial tomatoes are processed.

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