2016 will be the year that California inventories come more into balance.
Worldwide Supply & Demand
The global forecast is 42.0 mm (short tons) vs. 45.6 in 2015, a decrease of 7.9%. This is primarily due to the rain and below normal temperatures that Spain and other countries have been experiencing.
The California crop makes up 31% of this total volume. California growers typically have the highest yield and highest solids in the world due to their growing technology and skill.
China is the second largest processing tomato producer worldwide, followed closely by Italy. The other leading producing countries are: Spain, Turkey, Portugal, Iran and Brazil, according to the World Processing Tomato Council.