The value generated by the export of Italian tomato sauce brands amounts to around 1.6 billion euros, according to data provided by Anicav, the national association of vegetable canned industrialists.
Germany is the largest importer, counting over 400 thousand tons, equal to 20% and worth more than 285 billion euros, followed by the United Kingdom (15%), France (7,3%), and the USA (6%).
What’s left in Italy is about 2 million tons. Exportations evidently exceed the amount that is consumed in Italy!
“Foreign markets represent an important growth area for us, reflecting the fact that, even in times of crisis the consumers give quality the priority” claims the president of ANICAV, Antonio Ferraioli. “The exportation of Italian tomato sauce is still able to make up for the stagnation of the internal consumption”.
World exports by companies and of Italian tomato sauce brands are constantly growing (+5.5%), above all thanks to emerging markets such as the Asian one, even if there are “obstacles” of a protectionist nature, first among all customs duties. Think of Australia, where sales figures are suffering a significant decline.
The following are the best-known and most appreciated Italian tomato sauce brands in the world according to the Bell Italia sales ranking.
Mutti brings quality to the Italian tomato sauce industry. The company from Parma is the number one Italian private group in the tomato processing sector, a symbol of Italy’s strengths worldwide. In the long history of the tomato, a whole chapter was written by Mutti, one of the symbols of Made in Italy, who underlines the importance of quality and perfect integration and cooperation between all the parts involved in the production process.
Italy is known for the high added value of its products and for how the factories still have methods that are close to those of the old craft traditions. Mutti is one of the best brand tomato sauce processing sectors, as well as Italy’s main manufacturer of tomato-based products in terms of sales volume and market value. Investing in quality and also thanks to the fruitful relationships with the suppliers. Mutti Tomato is today a guarantee of quality and a symbol of Italian excellence.
Mutti tomato is 100% Italian and all our products come from a single basic ingredient list: a perfectly ripe fruit, cultivated with care, and selected without imperfections. Purée, Pulp, Peeled, Concentrated, Ready Sauces, and Sauces all come of the same quality.
Francesco Cirio was born in Asti, Italy, in 1836 to a humble grain merchant. He proved to be a brilliant entrepreneur, extending his capacity to planting tomato fields and establishing production sites in southern Italy, a region that has the ideal Mediterranean climate for growing tomatoes.
A few years later, Cirio canned tomatoes became a common ingredient in Italian cuisine. Cirio soon obtained a well-earned reputation as a manufacturer of high-quality Italian food products, in particular tomatoes, both in Italy and abroad. Nowadays Cirio has over 150 years of experience and exports to 60 countries and has become an icon in the field of Italian canned food. Italian cuisine is one of the oldest in the world, and tomato sauce is an essential ingredient in many of its most typical dishes.
The importance of tomato in Italian cuisine is unquestionable: it’s a versatile ingredient, which brings color and flavor to many dishes, including those that today are famous throughout the world. No product characterizes Italian cuisine better than tomato, and here lies the strength of Cirio, which makes good use of its experience.
Nowadays, if you want to use or taste tomato-based dishes, Cirio Italian sauce brands will offer you the best possible dining experience.
It’s present on the market since 1977, Pomì is part of the cooperative Consorzio Casalasco del Pomodoro Italiano. The Italian tomato sauce brand Pomi’ was acquired by Parmalat in 2007. Today the company owns over 350 agricultural activities on nearly seven thousand hectares of land in the Po valley, among Piacenza, Parma, Cremona, and Mantova.
Pomì is a 100% Italian sauce brand and is synonymous with taste, quality, honesty, and transparency. For these reasons the company managed to cross national borders and today, it exports to over 60 countries all around the world.
The traditional Pomi’ tomato sauce is made of “Italian tomatoes, that are processed on the spot in full respect of man and the environment, only a few hours after they are harvested and left to ripen in the sun”.
One of the main products of the red sauce brands is sold in the recognizable Tetra-Brik package.
The pasta sauce brand Alce Nero has a turnover of over seventy million euros and a very positive impact on the food distribution chain and is constantly growing in the markets. Very valuable data is that of GDO (“Grande Distribuzione Organizzata”, which means “Wide organized distribution”), a channel in which the company has become a Bio brand leader, especially for its tomato-based products (tomato sauce and pulp).
The company was founded in 1949; Alce Nero chose its position in the fertile Val Mezzano, a valley characterized by very good weather and soil properties. The organic tomatoes are only picked when they are fully ripened and are processed within 8 hours after harvest. The final product is clean and sapid, a nice bright red, and perfect for an Italian pasta recipe.
Since the ‘50s the company based in Buccino (province of Salerno) commercializes tomato-based products. La Fiammante strongly values history and tradition and underlines the importance of such factors in the manufacturing of a high-quality product. This seems to be working, as the company’s turnover shows constant growth (a growing trend since 2015).
La Fiammante is one of the most popular brands of pasta sauce and tomato-based products in Italy. The main features of its products comply with strict standards that respect the tradition of the made-in-Italy. The timing of the harvesting and the care with which the tomatoes are processed and packaged really make a difference. Those are the factors that make a difference, allowing for a high-quality flavorful product.
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