Flower & Plant Growing in the UK: Market Research Report

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

A changing environment: Consumer interest in locally sourced produce prevents revenue decline

IBISWorld’s Flower & Plant Growing market research report offers insightful industry analysis and research into the market at the national level. IBISWorld’s in-depth industry market research is presented in a logical and consistent format. The industry report contains key industry statistics, market size, industry trends, and growth and profit forecasts for a 5-year outlook period.

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Market Share of Companies
There are no companies with a dominant market share
Industry Statistics & Market Size
Annual Growth 09-14
Annual Growth 14-19
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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, demand for flowers and plants has wilted, due to their discretionary nature. Since 2008-09, a severe economic downturn has led people to reduce both the frequency of their purchases and their average spend on flowers and plants, particularly cut flowers and pot plants. As a result, industry revenue is estimated to grow at a compound annual rate of 2.3% over the five years through 2013-14 to £1.0... purchase to read more

Industry Report - Starting a New Business Chapter

New entrants 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 to purchase real estate. Operators require a large area of land to produce a quantity sufficient 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 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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