1 Crop update as of 1 st August 2013 AMITOM countries (from a conference call on 30 July) France They were some very heavy storms over the weekend in both the south-east and south-west but according to field reports these did not cause big damages in the fields. The temperature is expected to be very high again this week (35 C plus). There are no diseases and the fields look good in the south-east but worrying issues with mildew in the south-west. The harvest should start on Friday in the east, with the peak expected to be reached around 20 th -23 rd August, and only towards the end of August in the west. The estimate is maintained, but production could be lower due to the risk due to late harvest and mildew in the south-west. Greece The situation is OK although the potential damages caused by rains last week have not been fully ascertained. It is very hot with 40 C today. Harvest started mid-july in the south and in the north all factories will have started by the end of next week. The peak is expected between 15 August and 15 September. So far, fruit quality has been very good in the south. The forecast is maintained at MT but it will be the maximum. Average price is 81 /MT delivered, with variations according to location and distance. Italy North: The first factory opened at the end of last week and there are now 4 factories running at about 10% capacity. Most will start next week, confirming the announced delay. The peak in production is expected between 20 th August and 20 th September with a high concentration in ripening during this period. The total surfaces have been reported and they are as expected about hectares lower than was estimated after the last survey (see below the Distretto report, to which need to be added about ha from Tuscany and 400 ha from farmers not attached to any PO, bringing the total for the North of Italy to about ha). The estimate for the north is maintained as crop look good, with good canopy development and no issues with diseases or pests. The only risk so far is due to the late harvest. For the volumes processed so far, fruit quality is good, with good color and an average brix of 5. South: The harvest started last week for cherry tomatoes and a few factories started processing long tomatoes this week. 26 factories are now opened and the rest will open by the end of this week or next week and full capacity should be reach around August. The industry has commissioned for the first time this year a satellite survey of surfaces planted. The first indications are that there is a 9.7% reduction in surfaces compared with last year, to ha (This number can increase because satellite cannot yet discriminate late transplant after mid of June), but this reduction should be compensated by higher yields. The total forecast is maintained at 4.1 million MT, but will largely depend on the weather in September. Portugal The crop is very late with a start expected in the week starting 12 August. The fields look very good so far but the late start and expected 10 October end are worrying. The forecast is maintained but production could be higher if there is no rain until the end of the harvest. Spain In Andalusia, the first factory started last week and the others this week. In Extremadura one was due to start today and most of the others next week. The crop looks good but average yields are expected (lower than last year). Very hot weather is expected this week, with
2 temperatures of C. Most of the crop is expected to be concentrated between 20 th August and 20 th September, and this causes worries as harvest in September is always risky. The forecast is maintained at 1.65 million MT. Iran The yield situation is as our last forecast; the surface planted for processing is around hectare and the total volume of fresh tomatoes is 2 million MT. But up to know, the price is 35% more than our estimation and is 135 USD/MT (102 /MT) at the factory gate. The weather is hotter than usual but plant development is generally good. In the North, Golestan province, with moderate-warm Caspian climate and in the center region with hot dry summer harvest has started since 3 weeks, but in most regions harvest will start around 15 August and may cause the price to come down. Estimated end date of harvest is around end of October. Israel About 50% of the total forecast of MT had now been processed. The price for industry is 350 ISK/MT (73.7 /MT). Tunisia The harvest is nearing its end in Cap Bon and in the central region and continuing in the northwest. About 75% of the crop has already been processed in 22 factories ( MT as of 28 July). The total forecast is reduced to MT due to lower yields than usual and large volume of tomatoes sold on the fresh market in Tunisia and in Libya. Tomato paste production may not be sufficient to supply the local market this year. Turkey In the south, the harvest started a week ago which is late for the region. One factory in the north started this week processing tomatoes from the south. Some factories will start at the end of next week after the end of the Ramadan celebrations. So far quality is good, with good color and brix averaging The mildew which developed after the rains in June has now been controlled. The weather is very good as it is hot, but not too hot, and dry. The peak is expected from the third week in August. Ukraine The weather in tomato growing areas is favorable for tomatoes and harvest. Second part of July was colder than it normally is so slight delay of tomato ripening can happen. Most growers report too may insects and diseases which are spreading on tomatoes too fast this year. Agrofusion started processing at its Southern factory on Sunday and going to start processing at Northern factory tomorrow (1 st of august). Other processors should start within the next two weeks. The forecast remains the same at MT. Other countries Brazil (Naira Azara, 31/07/13) Using the information obtained, the harvested area until the present time is approximately 15% with an average yield of 68 MT/ha. Despite the appearance of bacteria due to the rains in June, the prospect of productivity should be higher than the harvest in Not other important factors are to report since the last update. California (Mike Montna, 31/07/13) The estimate is to process 830,000 short tons this week. At the end of this week (3 August) the industry will have processed a total of 2,970,282 short tons (2.69 million MT). In the Southern part of the state, the yields have improved slightly but are still below contracted levels overall. This last week some processors had shut down facilities due to the decreased volume and the lack of ripe tomatoes. In the North, yields continue to do do well and the quality has improved from earlier deliveries. The industry continues to struggle running at full capacity (1,100,000 short tons) this season. At this time, the California crop estimate is million short tons ( million MT).
3 Attached is the latest weekly report from CLFP the weekly updates can be found at: Canada (John Mumford, 26/07/13) Rain has stopped at present. Harvest will not begin until 3 rd week of August. China (Qin Yelong, 31/07/13) There is not much change compared with last estimate: we stick to 4 million MT at this stage, but the price will be expected higher than last year. In northern Xinjiang, it is planned to start processing around 7-8 August. Currently the daunting issue faced by all processors is the unstable weather conditions, lots of rains. In Southern Xinjiang, the weather conditions are generally good and the crop is in good conditions at the time of report. However, due to the lower accumulated temperature this year, the crop will be 5-10 days later than normal year. Therefore, the processing will start around 5 August. In Inner Mongolia, everything is fine at the moment, and it is planned to start processing on August 10. All three major growing areas are expecting a shortfall of raw tomatoes this year due to weather conditions and shrinking surface areas. South Africa (Andries Cronje, 30/07/13) We are still sticking to the MT, though there is slight upward potential if the good weather circumstances remain. We have had a warm winter until now with no damage to the plants. As it is handpicking, there might be surplus tomatoes available. Non-members Poland (Sławomir Paszkier, 31/07/13) This is a very strange season with a late and cold spring, then a lot of fields were flooded and others suffered rain impacts despite correct plant protection. This was followed by a very hot July. Harvest should start on 7 August and continue until around 10 October. The forecast is reduced to MT for a surface planted of ha (expected yield of 48.5 MT/ha). Average price is 82 /MT delivered. Russia (Anton Sidorenko, 31/07/13) The weather conditions in general are OK. Fields look good. We've just started harvesting (this is the second week) with no large quantities using for production canned tomatoes, cherry tomatoes, gherkins & tomatoes mix. We are expecting significant volumes from the 10 th of August till mid September. There are no negative reports from other regions of Russia. The overall forecast is maintained at MT.
4 DISTRETTO DEL POMODORO DA INDUSTRIA DEL NORD ITALIA SI RIDUCONO DEL 12,8% LE SUPERFICI EFFETTIVE IL CALO ANNUNCIATO DAL DISTRETTO AD INIZIO CAMPAGNA PER FAVORIRE UN CONTENIMENTO DELLE PRODUZIONI E STATO ACCENTUATO DAL MALTEMPO Sono in calo del 12,8% ( ettari) le superfici effettive coltivate a pomodoro nel Distretto del Pomodoro da Industria del Nord Italia. Il Distretto l organizzazione interprofessionale che rappresenta, con le ultime adesioni, oltre il 99 per cento del pomodoro da industria del Nord Italia ha comunicato ufficialmente i dati sulle superfici effettive coltivate a pomodoro al 30 giugno di quest anno. Per la campagna 2013 le superfici effettive, coltivate dalle Op associate all Oi, risultano essere pari a ettari, rispetto ai del Diminuito anche il numero dei produttori delle Op ( 217 produttori pari all 11,3% passando dai del 2012 ai di quest anno), mentre resta sostanzialmente invariata la dimensione media per produttore (17,21 ettari nel 2013 a fronte dei 17,50 del 2012). Il calo delle superfici effettive, in linea con le previsioni avanzate dal Distretto in occasione della comunicazione di giugno sulle superfici contrattate, è dovuto all azione programmatoria e di controllo esercitata dal Distretto per regolare la produzione, ma è stato inevitabilmente acuito dalle complesse condizioni climatiche visto il perdurare del maltempo con una primavera particolarmente piovosa, che ha ritardato e reso molto difficili le fasi di preparazione dei terreni e i trapianti, e la distruzione delle coltivazioni su centinaia di ettari coltivati nelle province di Cremona, Mantova e Reggio Emilia causata da una pesante grandinata dei giorni scorsi. Ulteriore elemento di aleatorietà, inoltre, sarà l andamento climatico di settembre visto lo spostamento in avanti delle raccolte di almeno una quindicina di giorni e le prospettive di una maturazione del 60% del prodotto a settembre, situazione del tutto diversa rispetto agli anni scorsi quando a settembre in campo c era il 35 40% del prodotto. SUPERFICI EFFETTIVE DISTINTE PER REGIONE Il calo maggiore in termini assoluti ha riguardato l Emilia Romagna, regione maggiormente vocata alla coltivazione del pomodoro (è qui che si produce il 70,93% del pomodoro del Nord Italia) dove si è passati dai ettari di superfici effettive del 2012 ai di quest anno ( ettari pari al 9,62%). In Lombardia (dove si produce il 19,33% del pomodoro del Nord Italia) il calo è avvenuto dai ettari del 2012 ai del 2013 ( pari a al 16,20%), mentre in Veneto (regione in cui è coltivato il 5,95% del pomodoro del Nord Italia) il calo è stato di 580 ettari (dai del 2012 ai del 2013 con una variazione percentuale di 25,66%). Infine in Piemonte ( da cui arriva il 3,79% del pomodoro del Nord Italia) si è avuto il calo percentuale più consistente, pari al 31,49%, per il passaggio dai ettari del 2012 ai del 2013 ( 492 ettari). Di seguito riportiamo la tabella riassuntiva relativa alle superfici effettive coltivate a pomodoro distinte per regione e per anno e, successivamente, distinte anche per provincia e per anno.
5 SUPERFICI EFFETTIVE PER PROVINCIA SUPERFICI DISTINTE PER TIPOLOGIA DI PRODOTTO Per quanto concerne la distinzione della tipologia di prodotto nel Distretto del Pomodoro del Nord Italia emerge che il 94,9% delle superfici effettive ( ettari) è coltivato con la tipologia tondo, il 3,4% (978 ettari) con il tondo bio, l 1% (305 ettari) con il lungo, lo 0,5 % (136 ettari) con il lungo bio e lo 0,2% (64 ettari) con il pomodorino. E pari invece al 96,2% del totale la produzione integrata ( ettari) e al 3,8% la produzione bio (1.114 ettari).
6 LIEVE CRESCITA PERCENTUALE DEL BIOLOGICO Dall analisi delle superfici effettive del Distretto del Pomodoro da Industria del Nord Italia per la campagna 2013 emerge una lieve crescita in termini percentuali delle superfici a biologico che rappresentano il 3,8% delle produzioni totali, rispetto al 3,5% dello scorso anno con la quota destinata a questo tipo di produzione che si è mantenuta sostanzialmente invariata: ettari quest anno, rispetto ai dello scorso anno. IL COMMENTO DEL DISTRETTO DEL POMODORO DA INDUSTRIA DEL NORD ITALIA A margine dell ultimo comitato di Distretto durante il quale sono stati presentati e analizzati i dati delle superfici effettive il presidente Pier Luigi Ferrari ha ricordato l impegno profuso dall Oi. <Il Distretto ha dichiarato Ferrari resta in prima fila per la valorizzazione di un settore strategico per l economia italiana. Proprio per questo motivo ci aspettiamo dai rappresentati delle istituzioni, in primis quelli a noi più vicine come gli amministratori regionali, un comportamento maggiormente responsabile nell affrontare determinate tematiche, vedi l utilizzo dell acqua per l irrigazione, legate all attività di produzione e trasformazione del pomodoro, un attività che sostiene l economia del nostro Paese creando occasioni di lavoro per un intera filiera portando il marchio del Made in Italy di qualità nel mondo. Auspichiamo che gli indirizzi politici siano coerenti con questa nostra visione>. Addetto stampa Distretto del Pomodoro da Industria del Nord Italia Cristian Calestani Tel
7 CALIFORNIA TOMATO TONNAGE Weekending July 27, 2013 report released July 29, 2013 To Members: Following are the certified and paid for tonnage figures by county, as shown by certificates for Weekending July 27, TOMATO SEASON Previous Receipts Accumulative Accumulative Total Total to Wk Ending Total to COUNTIES to July 28 July 20 July 27 July 27 Colusa 51,157 94,920 70, ,208 Contra Costa 39,826 32,447 16,710 49,158 Fresno 926, , ,321 1,023,019 Glenn 0 0 3,398 3,398 Kern 367, ,042 33, ,618 Kings 385, ,008 67, ,946 Madera 0 4,240 8,105 12,345 Merced 0 0 6,459 6,459 Sacramento San Benito San Joaquin Solano 2,365 3,747 5,615 9,362 Stanislaus 3, ,700 3,628 Sutter 432 7,580 23,576 31,156 Tulare Yolo 57,340 79,468 79, ,487 Statewide Totals 1,834,197 1,379, ,706 2,121,987 Weekly tonnage for weekending July 27, 2012 was 871,966. Projected tons for weekending August 3, 2013 is 830,000. Information provided by the California Processing Tomato Advisory Board California Tomato Tonnage Accumulative Tonnage 5 yr Accumulative Average Weekly Tonnage 5 yr Weekly Average 14,000,000 1,200,000 12,000,000 1,000,000 Accumulative Tonnage 10,000,000 8,000,000 6,000,000 4,000,000 2,000, , , , ,000 Weekly Tonnage 0 0 Week Ending Date 1755 Creekside Oaks Dr., Ste Sacramento, CA (916) FAX (916)