U.S. retail price of tomatoes 1995-2019

In 2019, the retail price of field-grown tomatoes in the United States was just under two U.S. dollars per pound. The average price of tomatoes has fluctuated considerably over the past two and a half decades.

Tomato states

By far the leading American state in terms of tomato production was California, with over 255 million cwt (centrum weight) in 2018. Florida, which ranked second, produced just over seven and a half million cwt. That year, the price of tomatoes per cwt in California stood at approximately 28 U.S. dollars. With over 80 U.S. dollars per cwt, tomatoes were most expensive in the state of New Jersey.

Global vegetable production

In 2017, the tomato was the single most produced vegetable type in the world . Other highly produced vegetables within that period were onions, cucumbers, and cabbages among others. China was the leading producer of vegetables that year: the country produced over 550 million metric tons of fresh vegetables. The United States was the third-largest producer in the world and generated about 33 million metric tons.

Retail price of tomatoes (field grown) in the United States from 1995 to 2019

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Release date

February 2020


United States

Survey time period

1995 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Figures as of December of the respective year.

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