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 $114.9 million on fresh tomatoes in the year to June 2016, just behind spending on potatoes. This figure was up from $99m in the 2010 survey.

There are about 130 growers who produce standard and specialty fresh tomatoes that have a farm gate value of $131 million per annum, including $12.24 million of exports to end March 2018. The principal export markets are Australia and Japan, 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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