The origin of tomatoes can be traced to South America with the Mexicans being the first people to domesticate it as a food. The consumption of tomatoes spread throughout the world following the Spanish colonization of the Americas and today tomatoes are grown in over 150 countries. Tomato processing, which began with the manual canning of tomatoes in 1847 currently represents a highly organized industry with sales worth billions of dollars.
Around 80% of the tomatoes produced worldwide are consumed as fresh, whereas the remaining 20% are utilized in the tomato processing industry. Processed tomato products include- peeled tomato, partially dehydrated tomato, diced tomato, tomato snacks, tomato paste, ketchup, soup, juice, sauce, powder and concentrate. Among all these products, tomato ketchup and tomato sauce in small packages have seen a rapid growth in the past few years. The United States currently represents the world’s biggest tomato processor accounting for more than one third of the total global tomatoes processed. Other major countries include- Italy, China, Turkey, Iran, Spain and Brazil.
As an important flavoring ingredient, processed tomato products are extensively used in the food processing industry, fast food joints, hotels, restaurants and in house-hold consumption. A number of factors are currently driving the growth of the tomato processing industry. These include changing food habits, rising incomes, urabanisation, increasing snack food consumption, emerging markets, growing consumption (especially by teenagers and youngsters) of fast foods, etc.
IMARC’s latest study “Tomato Processing Market – Industry Trends, Manufacturing Process, Plant Setup, Machinery, Raw Materials, Cost and Revenue” provides a techno-commercial roadmap for setting up a tomato processing plant. The study, which has been done by one of the world’s leading research and advisory firms, covers all the requisite aspects of the tomato market. This ranges from macro overview of the market to micro details of the industry performance, processing and manufacturing requirements, project cost, project funding, project economics, expected returns on investment, profit margins, etc. This report is a must-read for entrepreneurs, investors, researchers, consultants, business strategists, and all those who are planning to foray into the tomato processing industry in any manner.
Key Questions Answered in This Report?
- What are the key success and risk factors in the tomato processing industry?
- How has the tomato processing industry performed so far and how will it perform in the coming years?
- What is the structure of the tomato processing industry and who are the key players?
- What are the various unit operations involved in a tomato processing plant?
- What is the total size of land required for setting up a tomato processing plant?
- What are the machinery requirements for setting up a tomato processing plant?
- What are the raw material requirements for setting up a tomato processing plant?
- What are the utility requirements for setting up a tomato processing plant?
- What are the manpower requirements for setting up a tomato processing plant?
- What are the infrastructure costs for setting up a tomato processing plant?
- What are the capital costs for setting up a tomato processing plant?
- What are the operating costs for setting up a tomato processing plant?
- What will be the income and expenditures for a tomato processing plant?
- What is the time required to break-even?