Goiás leads the national ranking of tomato producers
In 2024, the state should account for 31.1% of national production
Agrolink –Sean Lennon
Published on 02/02/2024 at 15:21h.
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On February 1st, Tomato Day was celebrated throughout Brazil, highlighting the cultural and economic importance of this essential fruit. In particular, the State of Goiás stands out as it leads the national ranking of tomato producers, playing a crucial role in the Brazilian economy.
According to data from the Agricultural Market Intelligence Management of the State Department of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (Seapa), Goiás projects growth of 24.8% in the 2024 harvest compared to the previous year, reaching 1.2 million tons . With an area of 13.7 thousand hectares dedicated to the crop, the expectation is to reach an average productivity of 93.7 tons per hectare, contributing 31.1% of national tomato production.
Standing out in the production of industrial tomatoes, used in the manufacture of sauces and extracts, Goiás stands out for its plantations in irrigated areas and the application of advanced technology. Among the leading municipalities in tomato production in the state are Cristalina, Morrinhos, Vianópolis, Piracanjuba and Pontalina.
In addition to the domestic market, tomato farming in Goiás is gaining international prominence. In 2023, exports of tomato juice originating in Goiás reached US$757.9 thousand, registering a significant increase of 123.4% compared to the previous year. Paraguay, Uruguay, Bolivia, Venezuela and Japan are the main destinations for exports of tomato juice produced in the state.