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The U.S. ranks 2nd in tomatoes

10 January 2012 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2010 the United States produced 12,902,000 metric tonnes of tomatoes, or 11.7% of the world’s total tomato production. That was enough to make the United States rank second in that category. China ranked first, producing 41,864,750 tonnes, or 37.9% of the world’s total tomatoes. Just five countries–China, the United States, India, Turkey, and Egypt–produce more than three-quarters of the world’s tomatoes.

The U.S. ranks 8th in tomato exports

14 July 2010 Leave a comment

According to the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations, in 2007 the United States exported 245,315 metric tonnes of tomatoes, which is enough to make the United States rank eighth out of 156 countries ranked in that category. Mexico ranks first, exporting 1,072,646 tonnes.