Industry Analysis & Industry Trends
The financial crisis has had a mixed effect on the Flower and Plant Growing industry. Initially, industry revenue fell and demand waned as consumers were far more stringent in their approach to spending on discretionary products. However, the recession forced the pound to depreciate against the euro, making imports comparatively more expensive. Given the extremely high level of import penetration, this raised demand for domestically-grown produce. Overall, IBISWorld expects that industry revenue will grow at a compound annual rate of 2.0% over the five years through 2012-13. However, revenue is forecast to decline by 3.7% in 2012-13, to £1.01 billion... 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 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