North American Greenhouse Tomato Production- Area by Country
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Most Recent Statistics for North America (USA, Canada, Mexico)

MARIPOSA, Calif. - May 26, 2019 - Californer -- From research on a recent question about the area of greenhouse tomatoes produced in North America, published figures have been found. One limiting factor when comparing individual country data has to do with the definition of "greenhouse". In Mexico, this is primarily in "protected cultivation", which includes not only greenhouses but mostly shade structures. The definitions in the USA include greenhouses, but also other "protected cultivation" areas. Canadian statistics also use "greenhouse" to include several types of under-cover production.

Published Official "Greenhouse Tomato" Areas:

Canada- 660 ha. (1631 ac.)

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Mexico- 15198 ha. (37555 ac.)

USA- 594 ha. (1468 ac.)

This data was obtained from current reports from Canada, USA and Mexico, including Statistics Canada, Gain (USDA) and NASS (USDA).

The complete International Greenhouse Vegetable Production – Statistics publications, 2018 and  2019 update editions, are now available from Cuesta Roble Consulting.

Note: Glass vs. Plastic Greenhouse Covering :
Using a worldwide weighted average, 90% of vegetable greenhouses are covered with plastic, with 10% in glass. In northern Europe, glass-covered greenhouses make up 61% of the total, North America- 20%, and in Asia only 2%.

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