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

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 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

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The UK Flower and Plant Growing industry has a very low level of market concentration, as the largest four industry operators account for just 8.4% of industry revenue. It is a highly fragmented industry characterised by small, family farms. Due to the large number of enterprises and the relatively small size of industry operators, firms generally operate on a local scale. Some smaller farms grow more specialised plants and flowers so they can reap the financial benefits of premium prices for high-quality production. It is typically only the larger specialised-produce firms that engage in international trade.

Over 62% of industry establishments employ four people or fewer and 81.2% employ fewer than 10 people. This illustrates the extent of fragmentation in the industry... 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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