Flower & Plant Growing in the UK: Market Research Report

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

Full bloom: Revenue continues to grow thanks to consumer interest in locally sourced produce

IBISWorld’s Flower & Plant Growing market research report is a comprehensive guide to market size and growth prospects. Our industry reports offer strategic industry analysis of the factors influencing companies, including new product developments, economic, lifestyle and demographic influences, distribution and supply chain factors and pricing issues. Full analysis accompanies our data forecasts to illustrate how the market responds to emerging industry trends.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 10-15
Annual Growth 15-20
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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, 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 Investment Chapter

The Flower and Plant Growing industry has a moderate level of capital intensity. For every £1.00 industry operators spend on capital, £4.25 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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