This week the harvesting campaign of processing tomatoes will be completed in Northern Italy. It is estimated that in this area 2.200.000 t of tomatoes will be processed while more than 2.400.000 t were processed in 2011. Throughout Italy it is forecasted that 4.200.000 t of processing tomatoes will be processed in 2012 against 5.080.000 in 2011. This contraction in quantities of semi-processed seems a general trend which includes all Europe, California and China, for which a 50% reduction is expected. This are good news for the first processing tomato industry which, after “years of suffering” will be able to sell their products at a higher price.