Flower & Plant Growing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Flower & Plant Growing Market Research Report | SIC A01.190 | Aug 2015

Flower power: Industry revenue blossoms thanks to blooming demand for local produce

The Flower & Plant Growing market research report provides key industry analysis and industry statistics, measures market size, analyzes current and future industry trends and shows market share for the industry’s largest companies. IBISWorld publishes the largest collection of industry reports so you can see an industry’s supply chain, economic drivers and key buyers and markets.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 11-16
Annual Growth 16-21
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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. Although the industry has performed well over the past five years, the high level of import penetration has created a relatively challenging operating environment for industry participants.

An increase in demand for locally sourced flowers and plants, driven by the wider economic recovery, has supported industry growth over the past five-year period... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Industry Products Chapter

Hardy nursery stock

Hardy nursery stock is by far the largest product segment, generating an estimated 65.4% of industry revenue. The segment includes shrubs and climbers, ornamental trees and hedging, herbaceous plants and container-grown nursery stock. The value of this segment has risen by nearly 10% over the past decade. The increased popularity of these plants can be credited to the convenience of buying plants that are relatively small but have advanced root systems. These attributes make them ideal for small living spaces or offices. Nursery shrubs have also grown as a percentage of revenue over the past 10 years. These types of plants are generally smaller than trees and have more stems... purchase to read more


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What is the Flower & Plant Growing Industry?

This industry involves businesses that grow and propagate plants and bulbs. Industry players supply retail and wholesale businesses, landscapers, councils and other horticulture businesses, such as fruit and vegetable growers. The industry also includes the growing of turf, flowers and foliage for cutting and displaying, and seed collection.

Industry Products
Hardy nursery stockProtected ornamentalsBulbs and outdoor flowers
Industry Activities
Growing plants for planting and ornamental usesGrowing plants for bulbs, tubers and rootsGrowing plants for cuttings and slipsGrowing plants for mushroom spawnGrowing marngolds, fodder roots, clover, alfalfa, sainfoin, fodder maize and other grassesGrowing beet seeds (excluding sugar beet seeds) and seeds for forage plantsFloriculture

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