New Zealanders love fresh tomatoes

TomatoesNZ represents the interests of all commercial fresh tomato growers throughout New Zealand.

TomatoesNZ represents the interests of all commercial fresh tomato growers throughout New Zealand.

New Zealanders love fresh tomatoes. The Statistics New Zealand Household Economic Survey reported that New Zealand households spent $109million on fresh tomatoes in the year to June 2019, making tomatoes the most popular vegetable by household annual spend. 

There are about 160 growers who produce standard and specialty fresh tomatoes that have a farm gate value of $108 million per annum, including $7.12 million of exports to end March 2021. The principal export markets are Japan and Australia, and product is also exported to many Pacific Rim and Pacific island countries.

This website, for TomatoesNZ members and for people interested in the tomato industry, is funded from the commodity levy paid by New Zealand's commercial fresh tomato growers. Some sections of this website are password protected and only available to active grower members who are paying the Fresh Tomato commodity levy. In order to view these pages you need to login.


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