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, the industry has performed relatively well, given the challenging economic backdrop. Rising retail flower prices and increasing demand for locally sourced flowers and plants helped the industry record strong growth. Consumers have become increasingly interested in the provenance of goods, which has helped fuel demand for British-grown flowers and plants... purchase to read more
Industry Report - Industry Analysis Chapter
The United Kingdom is a premium destination for hardy nursery stock and floriculture products and it is one of the largest markets for these products in Europe. The most popular flowers in the United Kingdom are roses, daffodils, tulips, chrysanthemums and lilies. Plant growing occurs on a much smaller scale in the United Kingdom than in the rest of Europe and has declined over the past decade. The UK industry's small scale can largely be explained by its proximity to the famous Dutch flower auctions, which are the source of a high level of imports.
The industry has performed well during the past five years, buoyed by rising flower prices and increased interest in locally produced flowers and plants... purchase to read more