Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The United Kingdom is one of the largest markets for flowers and plants in Europe. Flowers like roses, daffodils, tulips, chrysanthemums and lilies are popular at events such as weddings and funerals, as well as on occasions like Valentine's Day. Most flowers and plants are imported, with the Netherlands accounting for the vast majority of industry imports. During the past five years, demand for flowers and plants has wilted, because they are discretionary products. Since 2008-09, a severe economic downturn has led people to reduce both the frequency of their purchases and their average spend on flowers and plants, particularly cut flowers and pot plants. As a result, industry revenue is estimated to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.3% over the five years through 2013-14 to £1.0... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Locations Chapter
Flower and plant growing occurs throughout the United Kingdom but over 90% of industry establishments are located in England, while the rest are divided between Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. Over the past decade, the geographic spread of flower and plant production has remained relatively constant and most flower and plant growers are found in the southern half of England, where over 80% of production occurs. These areas include the East Midlands, the East of England, the South East, London, the South West and the West Midlands.
The South East and the South West
The bulk of flower and plant growing in the United Kingdom occurs in the South East and South West of England. These regions provided the location for an estimated 34.8% of industry establishments... purchase to read more