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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

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 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 - Starting a New Business Chapter

New entrants in to the Flower and Plant Growing industry face moderate barriers to entry. Inputs are readily available and the required knowledge and skills for plant and flower cultivation are relatively easy to acquire. New entrants with establishments close to wholesale markets and other selling points may boost their competitive advantage, mitigating the problem of product perishability.

However, several barriers to entry exist, such as the initial outlay of capital investment needed to purchase land. Operators require a large area of land to produce enough flowers and plants to yield a profitable return, which can be very expensive... 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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