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US outpaces China and Turkey in paste sales

This article was originally published in Foodnews

US EXPORTS of tomato paste powered ahead in the first three months of 2011, to reach 79 301 tonnes, 27% up on the same period last year. The jump was mostly brought about by the sudden appearance of Turkey as a major customer – in a marketing year when the country's domestic crop was particularly poor and processors have clearly needed to make up the shortfall with imported bulk paste, off-take has gone from zero to 14 037 tonnes almost overnight.



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