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The tomato processing industry, which began with the manual canning of tomatoes in 1847, currently represents a highly organized industry with sales worth billions of dollars. Today, sauces account for nearly a third of the total processed tomato consumption. Sauces are followed by pastes, canned tomatoes, ketchups and juices.
In 2018, the amount of tomatoes produced worldwide stood at 188M tonnes, rising by 3.5% against the previous year.
Revenues from the global tomato market grew by 6.5% in 2018 compared with the previous year. This figure reflects the total revenues of producers and importers. The market value increased at an average annual rate of +3.1% between 2007 and 2018; the trend indicated some significant fluctuations in some years. Global tomato production peaked in 2018 and is likely to see steady growth in the immediate term.
Top 5 canned tomato (diced or whole) exporting countries:
- Italy: 78%
- Spain: 7%
- USA: 3%
- Greece: 2%
- Portugal: 2%
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CFT Group has made tomato processing its strongest point for decades, selling tomato processing machines worldwide since 1945. The Group supplies complete custom-tailored tomato processing plants with different capacities and able to meet the strictest customers’ requirements and single machines featuring the highest certification standards.
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CFT Group manufactures complete lines and single machines especially designed for peeling and canning tomatoes, according to the highest quality international criteria. After the washing and sorting phase, the fresh tomatoes are conveyed to the thermophisical peeler, peel separators and manual sorting tables, thus allowing the elimination of waste products. Tomatoes are subsequently canned by adding tomato juice, then the product is sealed by our seaming machines and pasteurized in our tunnels order to allow conservation up to the final consumption.
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