Flower & Plant Growing in the UK: Market Research Report

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Flower & Plant Growing Market Research Report | SIC A01.190 | Mar 2014

A changing environment: Consumer interest in locally sourced produce prevents revenue decline

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 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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. During the past five years, demand for flowers and plants has wilted, due to their discretionary nature. 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 Investment Chapter

The Flower and Plant Growing industry has a moderate level of capital intensity. For every pound industry operators spend on capital, £4.57 is spent on labour. This is not completely consistent with the majority of agricultural industries, which typically have a high level of capital intensity because of the large amount of machinery used. The difference stems from the delicate nature of plants and flowers that need more attention than other crops. Labour is usually required to carry out the following tasks: weeding, land preparation, pruning, disease control and harvesting. Some sectors of the industry, such as flower growing, require a higher degree of manual labour, due to the extra care involved in their cultivation... 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 live plants for bulbs, tubers and rootsGrowing live plants for cuttings and slipsGrowing live plants for mushroom spawnGrowing mangolds, 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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