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The harvesting campaign of processing tomatoes is almost completed

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.

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