I guess you have realised that the data you are quoting is one year out of date ?
Dragon kindly supplys a link to the actual situation over on iii. Bearing in mind that tomatos grow in almost every country of the world, most especially in the frost free zones, there should be no supply issues. I grow an Italian variety myself, San Marzano2, and this year I had a record sized fruit, weighing .73kg. If the growers over there need some of my saved seed they have only to ask :-))
2013 was under target and now 2014 is even worse. Nightmare on Tomato street!!!
Italy's tomato crop feared 15% down as prices 'will keep rising' Tuesday October 29 2013
Italian tomato production is thought to have shrunk by up to 15% this year, as official crop data is released in the north of the country, while there are still uncertainties regarding production volumes in the south. Traders told FOODNEWS that maintaining product supply until next year will be difficult, for there is just not enough product around.
Data released in northern Italy this week by Distretto del Pomodoro da Industria Nord Italia shows that 1.94 million tonnes of tomatoes were sent for processing in the area during the 2013 crop. Compared with last year's 2.41 mln tonnes, this season saw a 19.4% decrease.
Italy’s north confirms tomato crop volumes - As the final data on harvested volumes and deliveries to local factories has been gathered, the definite figure on 2014 production in Italy’s northern areas has turned out to be about 700,000 tonnes short of the pre-season target of 2.40 mln tonnes...ouch
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